Regular verbs in English have the same -ed ending added to based form to create the past simple and past participle.
I move the book. (verb in based form)
Sara moved the book. (verb in the past tense)
Sara had moved the book. (verb in the past participle)
Here are some other verbs you should consider.
I empty the bucket.
He emptied the bucket. (In the past tense the y changes to i and you then add –ed.
He had emptied the bucket.
They waste the food.
They wasted the food.
They had wasted the food.
(If the verb ends with an e, to form the past tense, just add –d.)
The pronunciation of the –ed ending in verbs. There are three way to pronounce –ed.
- watched – has the /t/ sound (common in base verbs ending in -f, -k, -ss, -ch, -x)
- needed – has the /id/ sound (common in base verbs ending in -d and -t)
- played – has the /d/ sound (as with the verbs with other endings)
Listen to the audio below to hear the three words above pronounced.
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We to our friends on the bus. (wave)
Frank the water to fill the tank. (carry)
The baby when she fell. (cry)
She a tree for her birthday. (plant)
He said that the food delicious. (taste)
She television this morning. (watch)