Stem Changing Verbs ~Present Tense~ Review *Remember = To conjugate most verbs in the present tense you simply take off the last two letters and add the new ending Endings AR o amos as áis a an o es e ER emos éis en o es e IR imos ís en Stem Changing Verbs • For some verbs, however, a spelling change is required before conjugating it. • The spelling change is in the stem of the verb = Therefore they are called “stem changing verbs” • For example, remember how to conjugate the verb “Jugar”? Jugar = (u ue) Juego Jugamos Juegas Jugáis Juega Juegan Notice = Which 2 forms DO NOT have the stem change? When working with Stem Changing Verbs, there is a stem change in all of the forms except : NOSOTROS and VOSOTROS An easy way to remember this is that you can draw a shoe around the forms that DO have a stem change: Jugar = (u ue) Juego Jugamos Juegas Jugáis Juega Juegan Stem Changes There are 4 types of stem changes: o ue e ie ei u ue ¡Exprésate! •Texto p. 15, Act. #14 •Texto pg. 11, Act. #7 Download and complete: “WS – Stem Changing Verbs (1)” O UE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Poder = to be able to, can Volver = to return Resolver = to resolve, to solve Doler = to hurt Probar = to try Recordar = to remember Costar = to cost Encontrar = to find Dormir = to sleep E IE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Cerrar = to close Comenzar = to start Empezar = to start Pensar = to think Recomendar = to recommend Querer = to want Despertarse = to wake up Tener = to have (Yo =Tengo) EI 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Pedir = to request Repetir = to repeat Competir = to compete Decir = to say, to tell (*Yo = digo) Servir = to serve U UE 1.Jugar = to play Práctica Yo (encontrar) el libro que busco. encuentro ¿Tú (jugar) al fútbol? juegas Nosotros (dormir) en el hotel. dormimos Práctica 1. Can I go to the restroom? 2. At what time do your parents return? 3. What do you think? 4. My brother says “No.” 5. I close my eyes and I sleep.