Does Adding "ed" Add a Syllable?

  • It will only add a syllable if the "ed" makes a vowel sound.
  • NOTE:
  • A syllable is the sound of a vowel that is created when pronouncing an A, E, I, O, U, or Y.
    • read the full definition of a syllable: here

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Fun Fact
Queueing is the only word that
contains 5 consecutive vowels!

Examples

Landed
  • Base Word:  land
  • Pronounced:  land-ed
  • Extra Syllable?  yes
  • Adding 'ed' added an 'ed' sound, which has the sound of a vowel
Loaded
  • Base Word:  load
  • Pronounced:  lowd-ed
  • Extra Syllable?  yes
  • Adding 'ed' added an 'ed' sound, which has the sound of a vowel
Mattered
  • Base Word:  matter
  • Pronounced:  mat-er'd
  • Extra Syllable?  no
  • Adding 'ed' added a 'd' sound, which does not have the sound of a vowel
Scattered
  • Base Word:  scatter
  • Pronounced:  skat-er'd
  • Extra Syllable?  no
  • Adding 'ed' added a 'd' sound, which does not have the sound of a vowel
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