Choose the word that underlined part is different from the others: startedneededprotectedstopped
Correct Answer: EASY
Pronunciation of the -ed ending:
– The ending /ed/ is pronounced /t/: When the verb ends in /s/, /f/, /p/, /ʃ/, /tʃ/, /k/. Eg: Hoped /hoʊpt/: Hope. …
– The ending /ed/ is pronounced /id/: When the verb ends in /t/ or /d/. Eg: Wanted /ˈwɑːntɪd/: want. …
– The ending /ed/ is pronounced /d/ for the rest of the cases.
The underlined part of answer D is pronounced /t/; The rest of the answers are pronounced /id/.