REGULAR VERBS IN THE PAST...EASY OR NOT?
The idea of regular verbs in English is always considered as one of the easier things about the English language. What can be so difficult about adding an "ed" on to the end of an infinitive?
The problem is that regular verbs have a secret and most Spanish speakers fall into the trap of pronouncing them wrongly. Take three example regular verbs in the past: 1) asked 2) decided 3) reviewed.
Now, most Spanish speakers would pronounce all of these the same way: ask"id", decid"id" and review"id". Wrong. You can't use the universal "id" sound for all the regular verbs in the past!! The correct version is ask"t", decid"id" and review"d".
Hope that helps!
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 15 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.