What is the difference between 'semi-regular' and 'irregular' when describing changes in verbs

SueB1Kwiziq community member

What is the difference between 'semi-regular' and 'irregular' when describing changes in verbs

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InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Sue

Semi-regular verbs are those that undergo a "stem change" in some tenses, but they maintain the regular endings. For example: empezar=to start -present tense (yo empiezo, tú empiezas, él empieza...). However totally irregular verbs are those that ungergo a "complete change" both in the stem and the endings. For example: ir=to go -preterite (yo fui, tú fuiste, él fue...).

I hope this made it a bit clearer.

Saludos

Inma

SueB1Kwiziq community member
Thank you I understand now, people use different terminology in fact the way you've explained is much clearer.

What is the difference between 'semi-regular' and 'irregular' when describing changes in verbs

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