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Spanish stem-changing verbs can be confusing, because they force us to learn spelling rules within conjugations. These verbs also seem to fall outside a discernible pattern. Discover the pattern and rules for these pesky irregular verbs where vowels become diphthongs and soften under stress.
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Students who have trouble with Spanish verbs can be made more comfortable by learning how Spanish verbs behave in a totally consistent way (even irregular verbs are irregular in a “regular” way). This article describes how to teach Spanish verbs to get the learner “over the hump.”