Spanish 5 - The present tense in -er 1

Some examples of verbs ending in -er:

comer
to eat
leer
to read
comprender
to understand
aprender
to learn

In the present tense, we replace the ending -er by a different ending, depending on the person who is performing the action.

Replace -er withEndingExample
First person (I)-o(yo) como
I eat
Second person (you)-es(tú) comes, (usted) come
you eat
Third person (he, she)-e(él) come, (ella) come
he eats, she eats

Note that the polite form usted uses the third instead of the second person conjugation.

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