Stem changers

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Stem changers

  1. 1. Stem Changers Spanish 2
  2. 2. What are the stems of these verbs? 1. Dormir 2. Jugar 3. Pedir 4. Decir 5. Vestir 6. Poder 7. comenzar 1. Dorm 2. Jug 3. Ped 4. Dec 5. Vest 6. Pod 7. comenz
  3. 3. Present Tense Conjugation  When conjugating, we change the endings and normally leave the stem alone  Lavarlavo  Montarmontamos  Normally the stem of the verb does not get changed
  4. 4. Stem Changers  Some verbs are slightly irregular and they will have a vowel change in the stem  These verbs are called Stem Changers  There are four different types of stem changers  E changes to IE  O changes to UE  E changes to I  U changes to UE
  5. 5. E to IE Stem Changers  The vowel E in the stem changes to an IE in all conjugated forms except for the nosotros  NOSOTROS IS NORMAL  Examples: preferir prefiero preferimos prefieres prefiere prefieren
  6. 6. O to UE Stem Changers  The vowel O in the stem changes to an UE in all conjugated forms except for the nosotros  NOSOTROS IS NORMAL  Examples: dormir duermo dormimos duermes duerme duermen
  7. 7. E to I Stem Changers  The vowel E in the stem changes to an I in all conjugated forms except for the nosotros  NOSOTROS IS NORMAL  Examples: pedir pido pedimos pides pide piden
  8. 8. U to UE Stem Changers  The vowel U the stem changes to an UE in all conjugated forms except for the nosotros  NOSOTROS IS NORMAL  Examples: jugar juego jugamos juegas juega juegan

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