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Practice English Speaking&Listening with: verbs ending in s -- past tense

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when a verb ends in an S sound bass

dress miss toss nurse in the past tense

the Edie sounds like tea based dressed

mist tossed nursed

most words in English that ended in s

have an S sound and the S sound is

unvoiced the sound is made from here the

front of the mouth this is important for

a couple different reasons one the

duration of the vowel sound before the S

is short

miss miss and then the e d after the S

sound is missed

don't say miss it it's missed compare

this with a word like clothes usually

words that have a Z sound are spelled

with a Z but some words that have a Z

sound are spelled with an S to make the

past tense just add they that V here the

voiced sound does a couple different

things it lengthens the duration of the

vowel sound close and the D at the end

sounds like a D closed-closed but most

words in English that end with s spelled

with an S whether it's 1s or 2's --is

this is going to be an unvoiced sound

Sheryl missed the bus missed Sheryl

missed the bus Sheryl missed the bus

the boy tossed the ball tossed the boy

tossed the ball I closed the door again

this is a Z sound this s is a voiced

sound and this sounds like a D I closed

the door

The Description of verbs ending in s -- past tense