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1

What is the present tense used for?

Use the present tense to describe current actions or situations, such as:

              I go to school everyday.

Use the present tense to talk about absolute and general truth, such as

             Independance day is on the 4th of July.

2

What should I review first?

You need to review the subject pronouns and their order:

yo               >      nosotros, nosotras

tú, usted     >      ustedes

él                 >      ellos

ella              >      ellos

3

Are the conjugations the same as

-ar ending verbs?

NO! Verbs ending in -er, -ir have different

conjugations. That is why you need to pay attention to the infinitive of the verb. That infinitive dictates which group of conjugations to use. 

4

What is the difference between regular and irregular verbs?

There are many groups of irregular verbs. There is not one single pattern to follow. On the other hand, regular verbs have two components:

               stem     +    verb ending / infinitive

Stem = does not change

infinitive = has three changes:  

                   the infinitive, the subject, the time

5

What are the conjugation for regular verbs

ending in -er?

Regular verbs ending in -er have the following conjugations:

yo > -o

tú  > -es

ud., él, ella > -e

nosotros, nosotras > -emos

ustedes, ellos, ellas > -en

6

How is comer conjugated?

yo como

tú comes

usted, él, ella come

nosotros, nosotras comemos

ustedes, ellos, ellas comen

7

What are the conjugations for

-ir ending verbs?

yo > -o

tú > -es

usted, él, ella > -e

nosotros, nosotras -imos

ustedes, ellos, ellas - en

 

 

8

How do you conjugate escribir?

yo escribo

tú escribes

usted, él, ella escribe

nosotros, nosotras escribimos

ustedes, ellos, ellas escriben

9

Answer the following questions:

1- How is the present tense used? Give examples.

2- What are the conjugations for regular -er ending        verbs?

3- What are the conjugations for regular -ir ending

     verbs?

 

 

Work together with a friend and to review and check your answers. Check your digital cards when

studying alone. 

 

10

Is there a difference between -er ending conjugations and -ir ending conjugations?

The only major difference is the conjugations for 

nosotros.

-er ending verbs = -emos   > comemos

=ir ending verbs = -imos     > escribimos