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

Sue

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2 May 2018

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

This relates to:
Conjugate decir and its derivatives in El Presente (present tense) : predecir, bendecir, maldecir -

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

2 May 2018

2/05/18

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

Sue

Kwiziq community member

2 May 2018

2/05/18

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

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