Don’t be surprised that in North America some of these latest DEs, pronounced as T-sounds sound more like D-sounds to the vowel. Since we add D-sounds at the end of words, it is important to investigate the final root sound to determine if it is pronounced or not. Now that we distinguish between pronounced and unpronunciated sounds, let us use this as the basis for the categories that define the final D- sound. Now you may think it is not so bad, just a small sound at the end of the words, which should not be too important – will English speakers really notice? The chances are good, they will definitely notice. Of course, there would be no English, if there were no exceptions. So here is a short list of words to avoid, because they don’t follow the rules presented. It is this last sound that determines whether we pronounce the next ED as D, T or ID. So these are our silent sounds in English, with no throat vibrations with these. We will not judge all vowels in English, but let us remember that they fall into this category. If you want to learn more about how to improve your English pronunciation, make yourself understood and make a good impression, enroll in the Magoosh English course. We will start with our consonants without voice, remember, without vibrations. However, when TO uses the same word, the final sound of ED takes the sound of T of the next consonant. Hi, I am Anita from Magoosh English Speaking, I am here to clarify any confusion with the pronunciation of English words ending in -ED. Released – the final sound s is not pronounced, so Ed takes sound t.