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Youve already seen that many verbs

in Spanish change their stem vowel when


conjugated. There is a third kind of stem-vowel
change in some verbs, such as pedir (to ask
for; to request). In these verbs, the stressed
vowel in the stem changes from e to i, as shown
in the diagram.

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As with other stem-changing verbs you
have learned, there is no stem change in
the nosotros/as or vosotros/as forms
in the present tense.

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To help you identify verbs with the e:i stem
change, they will appear as follows
throughout the text:

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These are the most common e:i stem-
changing verbs:

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Atencin! The verb decir is irregular in its
yo form: yo digo.

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The yo forms of seguir and conseguir
have a spelling change in addition to the
stem change e:i.

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Provide the correct forms of the verbs.

repetir (e:i) decir (e:i) seguir (e: i)


1. repiten
Arturo y Eva _______. 1. digo
Yo _______. 1. sigo
Yo _______.
2. Yo _____. 2. l _____. 2. Nosotros _____.
3. Nosotros _____. 3. T _____. 3. T _____.
4. Julia _____. 4. Usted _____. 4. Los chicos _____.
5. Sofa y yo _____. 5. Ellas _____. 5. Usted _____.

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