e-i - compit o viv o compit es viv es compit e viv e compet...

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Remember, there are three types of infinitives: -ar, -er, -ir. Infinitives are made up of two parts: the ending and the stem. In the following examples, the stem is underlined and the ending is in bold . habl ar com er viv ir With regular verbs, the stem stays the same, and the ending changes as they are conjugated. habl o com o viv o habl as com es viv es habl a com e viv e habl amos com emos viv imos habl áis com éis viv ís habl an com en viv en With some verbs, the stem also changes when you conjugate them. In the present tense, there are three groups of stem-changing verbs: o:ue e:ie e:i With the third group of stem-changing verbs, the letter e in the stem changes to i in all forms except the nosotros and vosotros. rep e tir rep i to rep i tes rep i te
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repetimos repetís rep i ten Here's another e:i stem changing verb. Compare it to the regular verb vivir. Notice that the endings are the same for regular verbs and stem- changing verbs. competir (e:i) vivir (regular -ir verb)
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Unformatted text preview: compit o viv o compit es viv es compit e viv e compet imos viv imos compet s viv s compit en viv en Here's another e:i stem-changing verb. Notice how the stem doesn't change in the nosotros and vosotros forms. ped ir (e:i) pido pides pide ped imos ped s piden Here is a list of common e:i stem-changing verbs. bendecir (*) to bless impedir to impede colegir to deduce maldecir (*) to curse competir to compete medir to measure conseguir to get, obtain pedir to ask for, to order corregir to correct perseguir to pursue, to persecute decir (*) to say, tell rer to laugh despedir to dismiss, fire repetir to repeat elegir to elect seguir to follow, continue frer to fry servir to serve gemir to groan, moan sonrer to smile * Note: The verb "decir" and its derivitive forms are irregular in the first person: yo digo, etc....
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