Cmo usar accentos / How to Use Accent Marks in Spanish
Step 1: Does the word belong to group A
(words ending in either a vowel or an "n" or an "s")
or group B?
(words ending in a consonant other than "n" or "s,")
GROUP A = words ending in
1. because of, motivated by. . .in other words, por refers to what is BEHIND an
action, decision etc.
<- ACTION / DECISION
Trabajo por mi familia.
I work BECAUSE OF (motivated by love and sense of responsibility to) my family. Love and a
(For basic uses of subjunctive, see handout on basic concept etc.)
1. root = root of 3rd person plural (ellas) preterite form
e.g.s: supieron hablaron estuvieron fueron pidieron tuvieron etc.
2. endings: ONLY one set for a
Los tiempos pasados
El pretrito (simple, completed past)
Ella comi el almuerzo.
She ate lunch.
(action during a period in the past or repeated, usual past
Los mircoles coma el almuerzo en la cafetera con amigas.
On Wednesdays she us
Spanish 302: Conversation & Composition II
FORMS - BASIC CONCEPT - BEGINNING SAMPLE USAGE
I. FORMS - PRESENT SUBJUNCTIVE (Formation involves only 2
1. The ROOT of the verb forms in regular verbs has the same root
found in the prese