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Using -er verbs

Conjugating -er verbs is quite straightforward. Like -ar verbs, there is a simple pattern. Once the pattern is committed to memory, you will be able to easily use and recognize the different forms.

The following table shows the general pattern for conjugating -ER verbs, using the example of comer.

com er

Yo

como

nosotros

comemos
comes vosotros coméis
él, ella, Usted come ellos, ellas, Ustedes comen

This pattern can be used for any regular -ER verb. Here are some common verbs that you should remember and practice conjugating.

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comer, to eat (more info on this)

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beber, to drink (more info on this)

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comprender, to understand

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temer, to fear

Exercises

1. On a piece of paper, conjugate each of the four verbs mentioned above for the following forms - yo, tú, él/ella/Ud, nosotros, vosotros, ellos/ellas/Uds. [answers]

Hint - follow the pattern for comer

2. Examine the following sentences, and try to see which action is performed, and by whom. [answers]

Hint - Personal pronouns have been omitted. You will need to
look at the endings of conjugated verbs
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Bebo café en la manaña

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¿Temes exámenes?

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Comen comida mexicana

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Comprendemos español

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