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© and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-1 Punto di partenza In Lezione 2A, you learned how to form the present tense of -are verbs by attaching different.

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1 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-1 Punto di partenza In Lezione 2A, you learned how to form the present tense of -are verbs by attaching different endings to the stem. Conjugate regular -ere verbs in the same way, using the endings shown in the chart below.

2 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-2 Use the same endings to conjugate other regular -ere verbs. Unlike -are verbs, -ere verbs require no spelling changes when the stem ends in -c or -g. As a result, the conjugation may include both the soft and hard sounds of these letters.

3 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-3 The infinitives of most -ere verbs are stressed on the third-to-last syllable.

4 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-4 The verb prendere is used in the idiomatic expression prendere una decisione (to make a decision). It can also mean to have when referring to food or drink. Prendo una decisione a luglio. Ill make a decision in July. Lo studente prende un caffè. The student is having a coffee.

5 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-5 Use chiedere to ask for things. Domandare can be used to request information, although the use of chiedere is becoming more widespread in such instances. Use the expression fare una domanda for to ask a question. Chiedi una penna a Marta? Are you asking Marta for a pen? Lui domanda/chiede che tempo fa. He is asking how the weather is. Faccio una domanda al professore. Im asking the professor a question.

6 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-6 The verb piacere To express likes and dislikes, use the verb piacere (to please). Piacere is most often used in the third person singular or plural.

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9 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B.2-9 Use a + [name/noun] instead of a pronoun (mi, ti, gli, etc.) to specify to whom you are referring. Be sure to use the definite article with nouns in this structure. A Stefano non piacciono gli esami. Stefano doesnt like exams. Agli studenti piace la neve. The students like snow.

10 © and ® 2011 Vista Higher Learning, Inc.2B Aldo e Franco ________ (leggere) il libro. 2. Rosa ________ (ripetere) la domanda. 3. Io ________ (scrivere) una lettera. 4. Voi ________ (perdere) il numero di telefono. 5. Io e Teresa ________ (ricevere) le lettere. 6. Tu ________ (mettere) il libro nello zaino. leggono Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb indicated.


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