What happens to the followed words when we add ‘–ed’ onto the end? Try to think of a reason for the different changes.
When we add ‘ed’ to short vowel words (a,e,i,o,u) ended in two consonant phonemes we simply add the letters e and d. hand – handed post - posted
When we add ‘ed’ to words with a short vowel which end with 2 or 3 consonants, we simply add the letters e and d. fetch – fetched rock - rocked
* play * cough * watch * miss
When we add ‘ed’ to words with a short vowel ended with one consonant, we have to double the last letter. hop - hopped beg - begged
knot hug hum ted ged med