How to pronounce the S at the end of words in English

How do you pronounce the S at the end of words in English?

In English there are many words that end in S. There are plural nouns (e.g. cups, days, nurses), there are verbs in third person that end in S (e.g. speaks, loves, washes etc.) and there is often an S when we use the possessive case (John’s car, Mary’s cat)

Did you know that there are three different ways to pronounce the S at the end of a word in English?

Here we have created a simple chart to explain the difference:

Pronunciation of S at the end of words in English

If you would a longer explanation, see our grammar notes about the Pronunciation of S at the end of words in English.

 


 

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One Response to “How to pronounce the S at the end of words in English”

  1. Anastasia 18 March, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    Useful image again! Thank you for your great materials!

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