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This 3 page English-Spanish handout and worksheet is about the spelling changes of present indicative tense verbs ending in ger and gir. It is intended for English speakers who are learning Spanish.

This 3 page English-Spanish handout and worksheet is about the spelling changes of present indicative tense verbs ending in ger and gir. It is intended for English speakers who are learning Spanish.

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    • English-Spanish Helpful Handouts Page 1 of 5 Spanish Verbs With Spelling Changes – Verbs Ending In Ger And Gir Verbs that end in ger and gir change their spelling in the first person singular of the present indicative tense. These verbs change the g to j in the first person singular. proteger – to protect dirigir – to direct yo protejo yo dirijo tú proteges tú diriges él protege él dirige ella protege ella dirige usted protege usted dirige nosotros protegemos nosotros dirigimos nosotras protegemos nosotras dirigimos vosotros protegéis vosotros dirigís vosotras protegéis vosotras dirigís ellos protegen ellos dirigen ellas protegen ellas dirigen ustedes protegen ustedes dirigen Here are some other verbs that end in ger and gir that change the g to j in the first person singular. acoger – to afligir – to coger – to corregir – to dirigir – to elegir – to emerger – to greet afflict grab, to hold, correct direct elect emerge to catch encoger – to escoger – to exigir – to fingir – to infringer – to recoger – to restringir – to shrink choose demand pretend infringe pick up restrain resurgir – to rugir – to roar sumergir – to surgir – to urgir – to urge re-emerge submerge, to emerge drown Two of the above verbs are also stem changing verbs. They are corregir and elegir. These 2 verbs change the e to i in the stem. The conjugations are below. corregir to correct elegir – to elect yo corrijo yo elijo tú corriges tú eliges él corrige él elige ella corrige ella elige usted corrige usted elige nosotros corregimos nosotros elegimos nosotras corregimos nosotras elegimos vosotros corregís vosotros elegís vosotras corregís vosotras elegís ellos corrigen ellos eligen ellas corrigen ellas eligen ustedes corrigen ustedes eligen Please remember that with the exception of corregir and elegir, all of the other verbs presented in this handout are conjugated just like proteger and dirigir. Free handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts. Written by S. Watson.
    • English-Spanish Helpful Handouts Page 2 of 5 Spanish Verbs With Spelling Changes – Verbs Ending In Ger And Gir Match the infinitive to the first person singular form to the verb. 1. acoger _____ yo cojo 2. afligir _____ yo acojo 3. coger _____ yo elijo 4. corregir _____ yo exijo 5. dirigir _____ yo escojo 6. elegir _____ yo sumerjo 7. emerger _____ yo rujo 8. encoger _____ yo dirijo 9. escoger _____ yo protejo 10. exigir _____ yo aflijo 11. fingir _____ yo surjo 12. infringir _____ yo emerjo 13. proteger _____ yo finjo 14. recoger _____ yo encojo 15. restringir _____ yo recojo 16. resurgir _____ yo corrijo 17. rugir _____ yo infrinjo 18. sumergir _____ yo urjo 19. urgir _____ yo resurjo 20. surgir _____ yo restrinjo Practice conjugating these 8 verbs. acoger rugir afligir sumergir yo _______________ yo _______________ yo_______________ yo _______________ tú _______________ tú _______________ tú _______________ tú _______________ él _______________ él _______________ él _______________ él _______________ ella______________ ella______________ ella______________ ella______________ usted_____________ usted_____________ usted_____________ usted_____________ nosotros___________ nosotros___________ nosotros___________ nosotros___________ nosotras__________ nosotras__________ nosotras__________ nosotras__________ vosotros__________ vosotros__________ vosotros__________ vosotros__________ vosotras__________ vosotras__________ vosotras__________ vosotras__________ ellos_____________ ellos_____________ ellos_____________ ellos_____________ ellas_____________ ellas_____________ ellas_____________ ellas_____________ ustedes___________ ustedes___________ ustedes___________ ustedes___________ coger surgir corregir elegir yo _______________ yo _______________ yo _______________ yo _______________ tú _______________ tú _______________ tú _______________ tú _______________ él _______________ él _______________ él _______________ él _______________ ella______________ ella______________ ella______________ ella______________ usted_____________ usted_____________ usted_____________ usted_____________ nosotros___________ nosotros___________ nosotros___________ nosotros___________ nosotras__________ nosotras__________ nosotras__________ nosotras__________ vosotros__________ vosotros__________ vosotros__________ vosotros__________ vosotras__________ vosotras__________ vosotras__________ vosotras__________ ellos_____________ ellos_____________ ellos_____________ ellos_____________ ellas_____________ ellas_____________ ellas_____________ ellas_____________ ustedes___________ ustedes___________ ustedes___________ ustedes___________ Free handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts. Written by S. Watson.
    • English-Spanish Helpful Handouts Page 3 of 5 Spanish Verbs With Spelling Changes – Verbs Ending In Ger And Gir Review the vocabulary in the box below. Then, fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb. el avión - plane, la bolsa - bag, la compensación - compensation, encogerse de hombros - to shrug one’s shoulders, hay que –must, infringir la ley – to break the law, los exámenes - exams, el hotel - hotel, el león - lion, la opción - option, el presidente - president, el profesor - professor, la tarde - afternoon, ver - to see 1. Nosotros ____________ (elegir) al presidente. 2. Yo ____________ (exigir) una compensación. 3. El profesor ____________ (corregir) los exámenes. 4. Ellos ____________ (fingir) no me ver. 5. Vosotros ____________ (coger) el avión a las dos de la tarde. 6. El león ____________ (rugir). 7. Ellas hay que __________ (escoger) una opción. 8. Me (yo) ____________ (encoger) de hombros. 9. Me (usted) ____________ (dirigir) al hotel. 10. Me (tú) ____________ (acoger) con cariño. 11. Usted ____________ (coger) esta bolsa un momento. 12. Ellos ____________ (infringir) la ley. After you finish the fill in the blank exercise above, go to page 4 and try to solve the double puzzle. Free handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts. Written by S. Watson.
    • English-Spanish Helpful Handouts Page 4 of 5 Spanish Verbs With Spelling Changer – Verbs ending In Ger And Gir Double Puzzle Unscramble each of the clue words. Take the letters that appear in boxes and unscramble them for the final message. Write the final message in the boxes at the bottom of each puzzle. The scrambled words are in Spanish and the final message is in English. The answers are on page 5. Don’t forget! Go to page 5 to see the answers to the double puzzle. Free handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts. Written by S. Watson.
    • English-Spanish Helpful Handouts Page 5 of 5 Spanish Verbs With Spelling Changer – Verbs ending In Ger And Gir Double Puzzle Answers The Scrambled Words yo acojo tú ruges él aflige nosotros sumergimos vosotros cogéis ellos surgen The Final Message Verbs that end in ger and gir change the g to j in the first person singular. Free handout – http://sites.google.com/site/englishspanishhelpfulhandouts. Written by S. Watson.