2 REGULAR 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.
3 IRREGULAR VERBSVerbs that do not follow certain patterns are called IRREGULAR verbs.
4 IRREGULAR 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.
5 IRREGULAR VERBS The verb -ir is irregular because it sort of conjugateslike an –ar verb but it is an–ir verb.
6 To go (In English)I goYou goHeShe goesItWe goThey go
7 Ir (to go) Yo voy Tú vas Ud. Él va Ella Nosotros Nosotras Uds. Ellos vanEllasvamos
8 You must memorizethe forms of “ir” becauseit is an irregular verb andit follows no pattern.
9 A 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