Stem Changing Verbs E-I

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  • 1. 

    Reñir -- to quarrel, to scold: El chico ___ por cualquier cosa.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "riñe" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "reñir" in the third person singular form. The sentence "El chico riñe por cualquier cosa" means "The boy quarrels/scolds over anything."

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  • 2. 

    Teñir -- to color, to dye: La señora ___ el suéter de amarillo.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tiñe" because it is the conjugated form of the verb "teñir" in the third person singular (he/she/it). In the sentence, it is referring to "La señora" (the lady) who is performing the action of coloring or dyeing the sweater yellow.

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  • 3. 

    Teñir -- to color, to dye: Amanda y yo ___ la falda blanca en azul.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "teñimos". In this sentence, Amanda and I are the subjects and "la falda blanca" is the direct object. The verb "teñir" means "to color" or "to dye", so the sentence is saying that Amanda and I dyed the white skirt blue. The correct conjugation of "teñir" for the first person plural is "teñimos", which matches the subject of the sentence.

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  • 4. 

    Servir -- to serve: Yo ___ carne.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sirvo" because it is the first-person singular present tense form of the verb "servir" (to serve) in Spanish. This form is used when the subject of the sentence is "yo" (I), indicating that the speaker serves meat.

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  • 5. 

    Concebir -- to conceive: Tú ___ una idea buena.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "concibes". In Spanish, the verb "concebir" means "to conceive" in English. In this sentence, the subject is "tú" (you) and the verb should agree with it. "Concibes" is the correct conjugation of the verb for the second person singular, which matches the subject "tú". Therefore, the sentence translates to "You conceive a good idea."

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  • 6. 

    Pedir -- to ask for: Nosotras ___ comida a la mujer.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "pedimos." In this sentence, the verb "pedir" is conjugated to match the subject "nosotras" (we, feminine). The action of asking for food is being performed by the subject, so the correct form of the verb is "pedimos."

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  • 7. 

    Teñir -- to color, to dye: Vosotros ___ la camisa blanca en rojo.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "teñís" because it is the appropriate conjugation of the verb "teñir" for the subject pronoun "vosotros" in the present tense. In Spanish, "teñir" means "to color" or "to dye," and when conjugated for "vosotros," the verb ending changes to "-ís." Therefore, "teñís" is the correct form to use in this sentence, which translates to "You color the white shirt red."

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  • 8. 

    Vestir -- to dress: La mujer se  ___ a los niños pobremente.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "viste" because it is the conjugated form of the verb "vestir" in the third person singular (él/ella/usted) present tense. This means that it is referring to a woman (la mujer) dressing the children (los niños) poorly (pobremente).

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  • 9. 

    Competir -- to compete: Ricardo ___ en los Juegos Olímpicos.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "compite" because it is the third-person singular form of the verb "competir" in the present tense. In this sentence, the subject "Ricardo" is singular and in the third person, so the verb must agree with it. Therefore, "compite" is the correct form to use.

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  • 10. 

    Medir -- to measure: Amanda ___ 75 centimetros de cintura.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "mide" because "mide" is the third person singular form of the verb "medir" in the present tense. In this sentence, Amanda is the subject and "75 centimetros de cintura" is the direct object. Therefore, we use the third person singular form "mide" to agree with the subject and complete the sentence grammatically.

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  • 11. 

    Servir -- to serve: El señor Paredes ___ a los clientes.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sirve." In this sentence, the subject "El señor Paredes" is singular, so the verb "servir" needs to be conjugated in the third person singular form, which is "sirve."

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  • 12. 

    Vestir -- to dress: Yo se ___ a los niños con cuidado.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "visto" because it is the correct form of the verb "vestir" in the first person singular present perfect tense. In this sentence, "Yo" (I) is the subject and "he visto" (I have dressed) is the correct form to indicate that the speaker has dressed the children carefully.

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  • 13. 

    Servir -- to serve: Las mujeres ___ el postre

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sirven" because it agrees with the subject "las mujeres" (the women) in both number and gender. "Sirven" is the third person plural form of the verb "servir" (to serve), which matches with the plural subject "las mujeres." Therefore, it correctly translates to "The women serve the dessert."

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  • 14. 

    Concebir -- to conceive: Tú ___ una idea nueva.

    Explanation
    The verb "concebir" means "to conceive" in English. In this sentence, "Tú concibes una idea nueva" translates to "You conceive a new idea." The correct answer is "concibes" because it is the second person singular form of the verb in the present tense, matching the subject "tú" (you).

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  • 15. 

    Servir -- to serve: María y Juan ___ verduras.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sirven." In this sentence, "María y Juan" is the subject and "verduras" is the object. Since the subject is plural, the verb "servir" needs to be conjugated in the third person plural form, which is "sirven." This means that María and Juan serve vegetables.

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  • 16. 

    Vestir -- to dress: Tú y yo se ___ a los niños con andrajos.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "vestimos" because it is the conjugation of the verb "vestir" in the first person plural form (we). The sentence is talking about dressing the children in rags, so the verb needs to agree with the subject "tú y yo" (you and I) in number and person.

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  • 17. 

    Teñir -- to color, to dye: Ustedes (Uds.) ___ el suéter de amarillo.

    Explanation
    In this sentence, the verb "tiñen" is the correct form to use because it agrees with the subject "Ustedes" (meaning "you all" in Spanish) and the action of coloring or dyeing the sweater. The verb "tiñen" is the present tense conjugation of the verb "teñir" (to color or dye) for the pronoun "Ustedes". Therefore, the correct translation of the sentence is "You all dye the sweater yellow."

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  • 18. 

    Competir -- to compete: Tú y yo ___ con los atletas.

    Explanation
    In this sentence, the verb "competir" is conjugated in the first person plural form, "competimos," which means "we compete." The subject of the sentence is "tú y yo" (you and I), and the sentence is stating that "you and I compete with the athletes."

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  • 19. 

    Pedir -- to ask for: Tú ___ monedas a tú padre.

    Explanation
    In this sentence, the verb "pedir" means "to ask for." The subject of the sentence is "tú" which means "you." The sentence is asking "You ask for coins from your father." The correct conjugation of "pedir" for the subject "tú" is "pides."

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  • 20. 

    Servir -- to serve: Vosotros ___ a los clientes.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "servís." In Spanish, the verb "servir" means "to serve." The subject of the sentence is "vosotros," which is the informal second-person plural pronoun in Spanish, equivalent to "you all" in English. The verb "servís" is the correct conjugation of "servir" for the subject "vosotros" in the present tense. Therefore, "servís" is the correct form of the verb to complete the sentence, meaning "you all serve the customers."

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  • 21. 

    Reñir -- to quarrel, to scold: Ustedes (Uds.) ___ por política.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "riñen". In this sentence, "Ustedes" is the subject pronoun meaning "you all". The verb "riñen" is the appropriate form of the verb "reñir" in the present tense, which means "to quarrel" or "to scold". The phrase "por política" indicates the reason for the quarrel or scolding. Therefore, the correct form of the verb in this sentence is "riñen".

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  • 22. 

    Teñir -- to color, to dye: Nosotros ___ la falda blanca en rojo.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "teñimos" because it is the conjugated form of the verb "teñir" that agrees with the subject "nosotros" (we). In this sentence, it means "we dye" or "we color." The verb "teñir" means to apply color or dye to something, and in this case, it is being used to express the action of dyeing or coloring a white skirt red.

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  • 23. 

    Repetir -- to repeat: Tú ___ las respuestas.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "repites" because it is the conjugation of the verb "repetir" in the second person singular form. In this sentence, it is being used to indicate that "you" repeat the answers.

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  • 24. 

    Concebir -- to conceive: Yo ___ un plan bueno.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "concibo" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "concebir" in the first person singular form. In this sentence, the speaker is saying "I conceive a good plan." The verb "concebir" means to form or develop an idea or plan in one's mind.

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  • 25. 

    Repetir -- to repeat: Ricardo ___ las leccciones.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "repite" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "repetir" in the third person singular form. In this sentence, it is referring to Ricardo, who is the subject of the sentence. Therefore, the correct conjugation is "repite" to match the subject.

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John, with 30+ years in Spanish education, excels in teaching, curriculum design, and exam writing for Texas certification. His leadership spans the Texas Foreign Language Association and international accreditation.

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