Verbos con cambio ortográfico gu > g (El Presente Subjuntivo)

Stem-changing Spanish gu>g verbs in the present subjunctive

Spanish verbs that end in -guir change from -gu- to -g- in El Presente de Subjuntivo. For example seguir (to follow/continue): 

yo siga
sigas
él / ella / Ud. siga
nosotros / nosotras   sigamos
vosotros / vosotras  sigáis
ellos / ellas / Uds.  sigan

Although this group of verbs also undergo a gu > g change in El Presente, the change doesn't apply to all forms in the latter.

Have a look at its conjugation in El Presente to compare:

yo sigo
sigues
él / ella / Ud. sigue
nosotros / nosotras   seguimos
vosotros / vosotras  seguís
ellos / ellas / Uds.  siguen

Here, only the yo form is affected by the -gu to -g change.

Other verbs affected by this consonant switch are:

  • perseguir (to chase
  • conseguir (to get)  
  • proseguir (to continue

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