Saying “She was very scare.”

2013-08-31Why wrong: In French, most final consonants aren’t pronounced. This can create confusion if you don’t pronounce -ed endings in English, with people possibly understanding the present instead of the past, a verb instead of an adjective or two verbs instead of one. For more information, click here. To be taken seriously…

Correct it: For words that end with r sound before the ed, the -ed should be pronounced like –de.  Don’t add an extra syllable. Say “She was very scared“.2013-09-13

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Saying “I’ve always believe in hard work.”

2013-08-06Why wrong: In French, most final consonants aren’t pronounced. This can create confusion if you don’t pronounce -ed endings in English, with people possibly understanding the present instead of the past, a verb instead of an adjective or two verbs instead of one. For more information, click here. To be taken seriously…

Correct it: For words that end with v sound before the ed, the -ed should be pronounced like –de.  Don’t add an extra syllable. Say “I’ve always believed in hard work”.

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Saying “I was boar at the meeting.”

BoarAh, that explains it!

Translation: « J’étais sanglier à la réunion »

Why wrong: In French, most final consonants aren’t pronounced. This can create confusion if you do this in English. For more information, click here. To be taken seriously…Presentation

Correct it: For words that end with r sound before the ed, the -ed should be pronounced like –de.  Don’t add an extra syllable. Say “I was bored at the meeting.”

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Saying “Finally, I am Finnish!”

FinnishReally?  Are you related to Saku Koivu?

Translation:  « Enfin, je suis finlandais ! »

Why wrong:  The -ed  endings of past tense regular English verbs must be clearly pronounced or something else will be understood. Someone from Finland is Finnish.  For more information, click here.  If you don’t want people to laugh…Fireworks

Correct it:   For words that end with sh  before the ed, the ending should be pronounced like a t. Say “I am finished!”

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