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IRREGULAR VERBS IN THE PRESENT TENSE I

    VERBS WITH IRREGULAR FIRST-PERSON SINGULAR ONLY     Some irregular verbs only change the first-person singular only; all other forms in the present are regular. The most commonly used are:   Infinitivo   Conjugated 1st form Infinitive   Conjugate 1st form Caber To fit quepo Saber To know Sé Caer To fall Caigo […]

VERBS WITH IRREGULAR FIRS T-PERSON SINGULAR ONLY

Some irregular verbs only change the first-person singular only; all other forms in the present are regular. The most commonly used are:

InfinitivoConjugated 1st formInfinitiveConjugate 1st form
CaberTo fitquepoSaberTo know
CaerTo fallCaigoSalirTo leaveSalgo
DarTo giveDoyTraerTo bringTraigo
EstarTo beEstoyValerTo costValgo
HacerTo doHagoVerTo seeVeo

OTHER VERBS WITH IRREGULAR FORMS IN THE FIRST PERSON

Conozco muy bien a Margo – I know Margo very well

InfinitivoConjugated 1st formInfinitiveConjugate 1st form
AgradecerTo thankAgradezcoAparecerTo appearAparezco
ComplacerTo pleaseComplazcoCrecerTo growCrezco
OfrecerTo offerOfrezcoTraducirTo translateTraduzco
ConducirTo driveConduzcoProducirTo produceProduzco
PermanecerTo remainPermanezcoPertenercerTo belongpertenezco

VERBS WITH SPELLING CHANGES IN THE PRESENT TENSE

In the present tense certain verbs have spelling changes. These are determined by rules of pronunciation. The following groups of verbs have spelling changes before the verb ending –o in the yo form only.

Verbs ending in –ger or –gir change g to j before the –o ending

Coger (to catch, grab)Exigir (to demand)
CojoCogemosExijoExigimos
CogesCogéisExigesExigís
cogecogenexigeexigen

Verbs ending in –guir change gu to g before the –o ending

Distinguir (to distinguish)
DistingoDistinguimos
DistinguesDistinguís
Distinguedistinguen

Verbs ending in –cer and -cir change c to z before the –o ending

convencer (to convince)
ConvenzoConvencemos
ConvencesConvencéis
ConvenceConvencen

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