Verbos con cambios de raíz

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Unformatted text preview: The Present Tense of Stem-Changing Verbs: e ie , e i , o ue (El tiempo presente de los verbos de cambio radical) There is a fairly large group of verbs in Spanish that undergo changes in their stem when conjugated in the present tense. These changes occur only in the first and second persons singular and third persons singular and plural. When a line is drawn around the forms that change, the resulting shape vaguely resembles a boot or high-top shoe; thus, these verbs are sometimes informally called boot or shoe verbs. There are three types or classes of boot verbs. entender ent ie ndo ent ie ndes ent ie nde entendemos entendis ent ie nden Type 1: e ie Well use entender, to understand, as an example of this type. The stem undergoes the change only when stressed . Here are some other common e ie verbs: comenzar, empezar, to begin pensar (+ infinitive) to think; to plan (to do something) perder to lose querer to want, to love preferir to prefer cerrar to close mentir to lie ten go t ie nes t ie ne tenemos tenis t ie nen tener, venir The verbs tener and venir are what might be called partial stem-changing verbs; the yo forms do not have the stem change, but they do have an irregularity.yo forms do not have the stem change, but they do have an irregularity....
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2011 for the course SPAN 110 taught by Professor Mcateer during the Summer '10 term at South Carolina.

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