E to IE verbs

STEM CHANGING VERBS:    Or shoe verbs

E to IE

The following are the verbs we will be working with this chapter:

 

Empezar- to start/begin

 

  Querer- to want

 

  Venir- to come

  Preferir- to prefer

 

NOTE:

These verbs are called shoe verbs because the only two conjugations that don't change the stem are nosotros and vosotros; as we draw a line around all the verbs that do change the stem, the shape of a shoe appears. REMEMBER: Nosotros and Vosotros verb conjugations DO NOT change the stem. The conjugations that do are in bold in the chart below.

 Empezar:

 

Yo  empiezo                 Nosotros empezamos

Tú   empiezas                Vosotros empezáis

Él    empieza                 Ellos   empiezan

Ella  empieza                Ellas    empiezan

Usted empieza              Ustedes    empiezan

Querer: To want
 

Yo quiero                   Nosotros queremos

Tú quieres                  Vosotros queréis

Él quiere                    Ellos quieren

Ella quiere                   Ellas quieren 

Usted quiere               Ustedes quieren

 

 

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