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Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved.4.3-1 Youve already seen that many verbs in Spanish change their stem vowel when conjugated.

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1 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Youve already seen that many verbs in Spanish change their stem vowel when conjugated. There is a third kind of stem-vowel change in some verbs, such as pedir (to ask for; to request). In these verbs, the stressed vowel in the stem changes from e to i, as shown in the diagram.

2 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved As with other stem-changing verbs you have learned, there is no stem change in the nosotros/as or vosotros/as forms in the present tense.

3 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved To help you identify verbs with the e:i stem change, they will appear as follows throughout the text:

4 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved These are the most common e:i stem- changing verbs:

5 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved ¡Atención! The verb decir is irregular in its yo form: yo digo.

6 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved The yo forms of seguir and conseguir have a spelling change as well as the stem change e i.

7 Copyright © 2008 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Provide the correct forms of the verbs. 1.Arturo y Eva _______. 2.Yo _____. 3.Nosotros _____. 4.Julia _____. 5.Sofía y yo _____. 1.Yo _______. 2.Él _____. 3.Tú _____. 4.Usted _____. 5.Ellas _____. 1.Yo _______. 2.Nosotros _____. 3.Tú _____. 4.Los chicos _____. 5.Usted _____. repiten sigo seguir (e: i)repetir (e:i)decir (e:i) digo


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