106 - u is dropped in the yo form to maintain the same...

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Escoger  (to choose) and  recoger  (to gather, to pick up) are good examples of a basic verb that you  know (  coger ) and different prefixes (  es-  and  re- ). You should be able to predict the  yo  form of these  verbs.  When a verb ends in -  guir,  the letter  u  is there only to maintain the hard  g  sound. You do not  pronounce the  u  in the infinitive, and you should not pronounce it in any of the conjugated forms.  However, when the letter  u  is placed between a  g  and an  o  or between a  g  and an  a,  pronunciation  rules require that you say the  u . Because the  yo  form of these verbs ends in  -o,  the 
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Unformatted text preview: u is dropped in the yo form to maintain the same sound as the infinitive. Verbs that behave like this include those listed below. distinguir (to distinguish) yo form: distingo extinguir (to extinguish) yo form: extingo seguir ( e>i ) (to follow, to continue) yo form: sigo Conseguir (to get), perseguir (to persecute, to pursue), and proseguir (to continue, to proceed) are good examples of a basic verb that you know ( seguir ) and different prefixes ( con-, per-, and pro-). You should be able to predict the yo form of these verbs if you remember the stem change....
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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