Pronunciation: the Final S in English

pronunciation of the final s

The pronunciation of the final s in English can be challenging. There are three different sounds!

However, it is worth learning to pronounce it correctly, because it comes up a lot. So saying it correctly will improve your speaking skills quite a bit.

We use the final s for regular plural nouns, as well as for the third person singular in the Present Simple.

So let’s learn about the three sounds, and when we use each one.

Let’s read through the information in the chart above, and practice pronouncing the words.

Try the quiz!
Can you click on the correct pronunciation of the final s in the words below?