Present Tense Irregular Verbs – E to I

Posted on 6th July 2012 in Conjugation

Present Tense Irregular Verbs – E to I

By Russell Sabo

The third form of stem-changing irregular verbs in the present tense are the E to I irregular verbs. The stem changes occur in all the verb forms except for the nosotros and vosotros forms and the E to I change occurs only in the verbs that end with the IR ending. And remember, the stem change occurs with the last vowel of the verb stem (what’s left after removing the IR ending.

E to I Irregular Verb Examples

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Seguir – To follow Yo sigo Tú sigues Usted, él, ella sigue Nosotros/as seguimos Vosotros/as seguís Ustedes, ellos, ellas siguen
Reír – To laugh Yo río Tú ríes Usted, él, ella ríe Nosotros/as reímos Vosotros/as reís Ustedes, ellos, ellas ríen
Pedir – To order, to ask for, to request Yo pido Tú pides Usted, él, ella pide Nosotros/as pedimos Vosotros/as pedís Ustedes, ellos, ellas piden

List of E to I Irregular Verb Examples

  • competir – to compete
  • concebir – to imagine, to conceive
  • conseguir – to get, to acquire, to manage
  • corregir – to correct
  • decir – to say, to tell
  • despedir – to say goodbye, to dismiss, to fire (somebody)
  • desvestir – to undress
  • elegir – to choose, to elect, to select
  • expedir – to expedite, to send
  • freír – to fry
  • gemir – to moan, to groan
  • impedir – to impede
  • investir – to invest
  • maldecir – to curse, to swear
  • medir – to measure
  • pedir – to request, to ask for
  • perseguir – to pursue, to persecute
  • predecir – to predict, to forecast
  • reír – to laugh
  • repetir – to repeat
  • seguir – to follow, to continue
  • servir – to serve
  • sonreír – to smile
  • vestir – to dress, to get dressed

 

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