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8.4: Sometimes [t] is Spelled < ed >

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12

Sometimes [t] is Spelled <ed>

1. Look at these sentences and fill in the blank:

He coughs a lot.

Last night he coughed all night long.

When you want to add the meaning “in the past” to a verb, usually you add the suffix _______.

2. The suffix -ed sometimes sounds like [d], sometimes like [id], and sometimes like [t]. Say each of the following words carefully and sort them into the three groups:

&\text{addressed} && \text{approached} && \text{struggled} && \text{shoveled}\\&\text{adopted} && \text{collected} && \text{enjoyed} && \text{attached}\\&\text{accomplished} && \text{allowed} && \text{taxed} && \text{announced}\\&\text{murmured} && \text{assigned} && \text{attended} && \text{avoided}\\&\text{attacked} && \text{approved} && \text{coughed} && \text{telephoned}

3. Sometimes the [t] at the end of a verb that has the meaning “in the past” is the suffix ______.

4. So far you have worked with three different spellings of [t]. They are ______, ______, and ______.

Word Scrambles. This Scrambles contains words that all contain the sound [t]. We have given you a start by filling in the three spellings of [t].

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