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Lesson 56: Verbs where e becomes i

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In another group of verbs, the last e in the stem turns into an i in the third person plural and in all singular persons. Beneath is a list of commmon verbs with this behavior.

to ask for; to demand; to orderpedir
to serveservir
to repeatrepetir
to say; to telldecir
to follow; to continueseguir
to get; to obtain, to achieveconseguir
e → iSingularPlural
First personpido
sirvo
repito
pedimos
servimos
repetimos
Second personpides
sirves
repites
pedís
servís
repetís
Third personpide
sirve
repite
piden
sirven
repiten

The last three verbs in this list don't only change the e into an i, but also add a g before the o for the first person singular.

e → i & -o → -goSingularPlural
First persondigo
sigo
consigo
decimos
seguimos
conseguimos
Second persondices
sigues
consigues
decís
seguís
conseguís
Third persondice
sigue
consigue
dicen
siguen
consiguen

Note that in the first person singular of seguir and conseguir, not only a g is added, but also the u disappears.

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