Chapter 5 - STEM Changers

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  • 1. 

    You do NOT stem change in the "nosotros" or "vosotros" forms.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In Spanish, when conjugating verbs, there are some cases where the stem of the verb changes in certain forms. However, when it comes to the "nosotros" and "vosotros" forms, the stem of the verb remains the same. This means that there is no stem change in these forms. Therefore, the statement "You do NOT stem change in the 'nosotros' or 'vosotros' forms" is true.

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  • 2. 

    The verb "volver" gets a O --> UE stem change

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The verb "volver" is a stem-changing verb in Spanish. Stem-changing verbs undergo a change in the stem vowel in certain conjugations. In the case of "volver," the stem change occurs from "o" to "ue" in the present tense for the pronouns "yo," "tú," "él/ella/usted," and "ellos/ellas/ustedes." Therefore, the statement that "volver" gets an "o" to "ue" stem change is true.

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  • 3. 

    The verb "entender" gets a E --> I stem change.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This verb gets a E --> IE stem change.

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  • 4. 

    Select all of the verbs below that receive a O --> UE stem change.

    • A.

      Almorzar

    • B.

      Entender

    • C.

      Volver

    • D.

      Dormir

    • E.

      Empezar

    • F.

      Almorzar

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Almorzar
    C. Volver
    D. Dormir
    F. Almorzar
    Explanation
    The verbs "almorzar," "volver," and "dormir" all undergo an O --> UE stem change. In these verbs, the letter "o" in the stem changes to "ue" in certain forms of the verb, such as in the present tense. "Entender" and "empezar" do not have stem changes in the present tense, so they are not included in the answer.

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  • 5. 

    Dormir (ella)

    Correct Answer(s)
    duerme
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "duerme" because "duerme" is the correct conjugation of the verb "dormir" for the third person singular form in the present tense. In this case, the subject is "ella" which means "she" in English. Therefore, "duerme" is the appropriate form of the verb to use.

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  • 6. 

    Volver (yo)

    Correct Answer(s)
    vuelvo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "vuelvo" because "volver" is a regular verb in Spanish and when conjugated in the present tense for the first person singular (yo), the ending "-o" is added to the stem "vuelv-". Therefore, "vuelvo" is the correct form for "I return" or "I come back".

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  • 7. 

    Entender (ellos)

    Correct Answer(s)
    entienden
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "entienden." The verb "entender" means "to understand" in Spanish. In this case, the subject is "ellos," which translates to "they" in English. The conjugation of "entienden" is the third person plural form of the verb in the present tense. Therefore, "entienden" correctly matches the subject "ellos" and means "they understand."

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  • 8. 

    Almorzar (nosotros)

    Correct Answer(s)
    almorzamos
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "almorzamos." In Spanish, the verb "almorzar" means "to have lunch." When conjugating this verb for the subject "nosotros" (we), the ending "-amos" is added to the stem "almorz-." Therefore, "almorzamos" is the correct conjugation for "nosotros almorzar," meaning "we have lunch."

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  • 9. 

    Empezar ()

    Correct Answer(s)
    empiezas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "empiezas". This is the correct conjugation of the verb "empezar" in the second person singular form (tú). In Spanish, verbs change their endings depending on the subject pronoun and tense. In this case, "empiezas" is the correct form for the present tense when referring to the subject pronoun "tú".

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  • 10. 

    Yo ______________ hasta (until) las 10 los fines de semana.

    • A.

      Empiezo

    • B.

      Empezo

    • C.

      Duermo

    • D.

      Dormo

    Correct Answer
    C. Duermo
    Explanation
    Need stem change in "yo" form.
    Translation: I sleep until 10 on the weekends.

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  • 11. 

    Mis amigos y yo ________________ en la cafeteria. 

    • A.

      Almorzamos

    • B.

      Almuerzamos

    • C.

      Entendamos

    • D.

      Entiendamos

    Correct Answer
    A. Almorzamos
    Explanation
    "My friends and I" is we/nosotros = NO stem change
    Translation: My friends and I eat lunch in the cafeteria.

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  • 12. 

    La clase de historia _______________ a las 9:00.

    • A.

      Merienda

    • B.

      Merenda

    • C.

      Empeza

    • D.

      Empieza

    Correct Answer
    D. Empieza
    Explanation
    Use "el/ella/usted" form - need stem change
    Translation: The history class starts/begins at 9.

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  • 13. 

    Yo _______________ despues del colegio. 

    • A.

      Meriendo

    • B.

      Merendo

    • C.

      Entiendo

    • D.

      Entendo

    Correct Answer
    A. Meriendo
    Explanation
    Need stem change in "yo" form.
    Translation: I have/eat a snack after school.

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  • 14. 

    ¿________________ tú la clase de biología?

    • A.

      Dormes

    • B.

      Duermes

    • C.

      Entiendes

    • D.

      Entendes

    Correct Answer
    C. Entiendes
    Explanation
    Need stem change
    Translation: Do you understand biology (class)?

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