Poner vs Poder?

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Poner vs Poder?

Why is it pones but puedes? Both words start with "po."
Asked 2 years ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola John

There are certain verbs that undergo vowel changes when they are conjugated in the present. These verbs aren't grouped depending on how they are written. It is random verbs. So these two verbs "poner" and "poder" both have stem-changes but different ones:

Poner (to put)

Yo pongo

Poder (to be able to)

Yo puedo

I hope this helped.

Inma

Poner vs Poder?

Why is it pones but puedes? Both words start with "po."

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