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Overview of the -ed Suffix with Unchanging Base Words
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The -ed suffix is added to verbs to indicate the past tense. The ability to understand the past tense meaning of -ed, as well as to hear, read, and spell it, will help students to comprehend a wide variety of text.
An example of an -ed suffix with an unchanging base word can be found in the word entertained.
The suffix -ed can be pronounced three ways: /ed/, as in rented; /d/, as in filled; and /t/, as in jumped. Be sure to include all three pronunciations of -ed when teaching this concept.
The -ed suffix occurs more frequently than all suffixes other than -s and -es.