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10.10 Fun With Grammar

Ladle Rat Rotten Hut

There are three different kinds of -ed endings: the full added syllable "-ed," which you hear in a word such as batted; the more subtle "-d" which comes at the end of an existing syllable at the end of a word such as bothered; and the sharper but unvoiced "-t" sound at the end of an existing syllable, which you can hear in a word like tweaked.

Below are two charts for collecting -ed ending sounds. Print out this page and then go to the next page where you will find both "Ladle Rat Rotten Hut" and its translation into standard English, "Little Red Riding Hood." Two paragraphs of each are marked in blue. In those paragraphs, collect -ed endings and sort them by their sounds in the two charts. The first item in each column has been entered for you.

Click HERE for the side-by-side versions of Chace's tale.

Sounds of the -ed Ending
In "Ladle Rat Rotten Hut"
"-ed" "-d" "-t"
retched garbled picked
Sounds of the -ed Ending
In "Little Red Riding Hood"
"-ed" "-d" "-t"
wicked gobbled reached

Compare your charts with those of other students before you look at the answers we've provided.
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