END OF WORD!!!
If I could teach people only one pronunciation lesson, it would be this: pronounce the end of the words! Think about how much information there is at the end of words.
Plurals: Chair vs. Chairs
Possessives: Boy vs. Boy’s
Conjugations: Sell vs. Sells
Negations: Can vs. Can’t
Distinctions between words: Word vs. Work
When you omit the ends of the words, it’s like omitting the last 10 minutes of a film and we are left with many questions. Pronounce the ends of all words unless there is a specific rule against it.
* “Alls Well That Ends Well” is a play by William Shakespeare. The idea is, “Everything is OK if it ends OK”