Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other words
Pick out the word whose underlined part is pronounced differently from that of the other words: usedreduceddevelopedintroduced
Correct answer: A
Knowledge: How to pronounce “-ed”
The ending /ed/ is pronounced
– /t/: when the verb ends in /s/, /f/, /p/, /ʃ/, /tʃ/, /k/.
– /ɪd/: when the verb ends in /t/ or /d/.
– /d/ for the rest of the cases.
A. used /juːzd/
B. reduceed /rɪˈdjuːst/
C. developed /dɪˈveləpt/
D. introduced /ˌɪntrəˈdjuːst/
The underlined part of answer A is pronounced /d/, the rest is pronounced /t/.