2REGULAR VERBSVerbs that follow certain patterns are called REGULAR verbs.-ar endings = o, as, a, amos & an-er endings = o, es, e, emos & en-ir endings = o, es, e, imos & enThe endings of these verbs tell us who is doing the action.
3IRREGULAR VERBSVerbs that do not follow certain patterns are called IRREGULAR verbs.
4IRREGULAR VERBS The verb ir is IRREGULAR. It means “to go” in English. It is often followed by theword a + a destination:Voy a la piscina.
5IRREGULAR VERBS The verb -ir is irregular because it sort of conjugateslike an –ar verb but it is an–ir verb.
6To go (In English)I goYou goHeShe goesItWe goThey go
7Ir (to go) Yo voy Tú vas Ud. Él va Ella Nosotros Nosotras Uds. Ellos vanEllasvamos
8You must memorizethe forms of “ir” becauseit is an irregular verb andit follows no pattern.
9A Contraction Used with Ir We use the verb ir + a + definite article + location to talk about a destination.When the a comes before a singular masculine noun and the singular masculine article (el) we must create this contraction – alThe a + el ALWAYS becomes the contraction al.It is NEVER a el!Voy al hospital. (ALWAYS!)Voy a el hospital. (NEVER!)X X