I understand that sometimes the "t" can be omitted or replaced by a very short pause, as in "just the..." "lost the...".
However, what about the verbs like "touch"? I believe there can be a big difference sometimes between "touch the" and "touched the" as they indicate the different time of the event... In this case, should I omit the last "t" sound in "touched" [tʌtʃt] as well?
I find it pretty hard to pronounce things like "touched the", they slow me down a lot every time.
Thank you in advance!