So is there a way to have a pattern for semi regular words I just need to memorize them?

MohmmadA1Kwiziq community member

So is there a way to have a pattern for semi regular words I just need to memorize them?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Mohmmad

I'm afraid there is no specific pattern to know when a verb is semi-regular or irregular. They need memorising. 

We have lessons about common verbs that are semi-regular or irregular. If you go to your dashboard and type on search at the top right "semi-regular" you will find lots of different lessons about these verbs. I suggest you add them to your notebook, read the lessons and get tested on those. 

Saludos

Inma

DavidC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Vicki - Yes, you are right.

Mohamad - I personally find it helpful that all verbs ending in "-erir" adopt that same vowel-change in the present tense - so, having learned that 'preferir' follows the e>ie pattern, you know that 'inferir', 'conferir', sugerir', diferir, and 'referir' do as well.

It is the same with all the "-vertir" verbs, eg. advertir, convertir, invertir, divertir.

http://dlmcn.com/ir_verbs.html mentions some other verbs: for example those which end in "-egir" or "-edir" are in a different category because they all replace the 'e' with 'i' when conjugating their present tense [of 'yo', 'tu', 'el' and 'ellos'].

So is there a way to have a pattern for semi regular words I just need to memorize them?

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