Spanish Stem Changing Verbs All Types

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Verbs have been defined as action words in the dictionary. Under verbs, there are a lot of branches and sub-branches, which help us in our day-to-day use of language. This quiz tests your knowledge on stem changing verbs in Spanish.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Conjugate "Empezar" for 'yo'

    • A.

      Empezo

    • B.

      Empecé

    • C.

      Empiezó

    • D.

      Empiezo

    • E.

      Empezó

    Correct Answer
    D. Empiezo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Empiezo" because when conjugating the verb "empezar" for the first person singular form "yo" (meaning "I"), the ending "-o" is added to the stem "empiez-". Therefore, "Empiezo" is the correct conjugation.

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  • 2. 

    Conjugate "Recordar" for 'tú'

    • A.

      Recuerdas

    • B.

      Recuerdes

    • C.

      Recordas

    • D.

      Recordes

    • E.

      Recordarás

    Correct Answer
    A. Recuerdas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Recuerdas" because when conjugating the verb "recordar" for the pronoun "tú," the correct form is "recuerdas." This is the informal second person singular form of the verb in the present tense.

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  • 3. 

    Conjugate "Servir" for nosotros

    • A.

      Sirvimos

    • B.

      Serviremos

    • C.

      Servíamos

    • D.

      Sirvieron

    • E.

      Servimos

    Correct Answer
    E. Servimos
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Servimos" because when conjugating the verb "servir" for the pronoun "nosotros" (we), the correct form is "servimos." This is the present tense conjugation for "nosotros" and indicates that "we serve" or "we are serving."

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  • 4. 

    What subject never takes the stem change?

    • A.

      Yo

    • B.

      Nosotros

    • C.

    • D.

      él

    • E.

      Ellas

    Correct Answer
    B. Nosotros
    Explanation
    The subject "Nosotros" never takes the stem change. Stem change refers to the alteration of the stem of a verb in certain conjugations. However, in the case of "Nosotros," the stem remains unchanged regardless of the verb being conjugated.

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  • 5. 

    What stem change does "Encontrar" take?

    • A.

      E►ie

    • B.

      E►i

    • C.

      O►ue

    Correct Answer
    C. O►ue
    Explanation
    The verb "Encontrar" takes the stem change o►ue. This means that in certain conjugations of the verb, the letter o in the stem changes to ue. Stem-changing verbs like "Encontrar" follow a pattern where the vowel in the stem changes in order to maintain the correct pronunciation.

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  • 6. 

    What does stem change does "Pedir" take?

    • A.

      E►ie

    • B.

      E►i

    • C.

      O►ue

    Correct Answer
    B. E►i
    Explanation
    The stem change that the verb "Pedir" takes is e►i. This means that in certain conjugations, the letter "e" in the stem of the verb changes to "i".

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  • 7. 

    What stem change does "Comenzar" take?

    • A.

      E►ie

    • B.

      E►i

    • C.

      O►ue

    Correct Answer
    A. E►ie
    Explanation
    The verb "Comenzar" undergoes a stem change from "e" to "ie". This means that in certain conjugations, the "e" in the stem of the verb changes to "ie". Stem-changing verbs are a common feature in Spanish, where the vowel in the stem of the verb changes in certain forms, usually in the present tense. In the case of "Comenzar", this stem change occurs in the present tense conjugations like "comienzo" (I start) or "comienzas" (you start).

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following verbs follows the o►ue pattern?

    • A.

      Pedir

    • B.

      Entender

    • C.

      Poner

    • D.

      Poder

    • E.

      Perder

    Correct Answer
    D. Poder
    Explanation
    The verb "Poder" follows the o►ue pattern. This pattern refers to a change in the stem vowel from "o" to "ue" in certain verb conjugations. In the case of "Poder," the stem vowel "o" changes to "ue" in the present tense conjugations for the pronouns "yo," "tú," "él/ella/usted," and "ellos/ellas/ustedes." For example, "yo puedo" (I can), "tú puedes" (you can), "él/ella/usted puede" (he/she/you can), and "ellos/ellas/ustedes pueden" (they/you all can).

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following verbs follows e►i pattern?

    • A.

      Ser

    • B.

      Perder

    • C.

      Servir

    • D.

      Poder

    • E.

      Empezar

    Correct Answer
    C. Servir
    Explanation
    The verb "servir" follows the e►i pattern because it undergoes a stem change in the present tense, where the e in the stem changes to an i in the second and third person singular forms (sirvo, sirves, sirve). This pattern is common in some Spanish verbs where the e in the stem changes to an i in certain conjugations.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following verbs follows the e►ie pattern?

    • A.

      Dormir

    • B.

      Querer

    • C.

      Servir

    • D.

      Repetir

    • E.

      Jugar

    Correct Answer
    B. Querer
    Explanation
    The verb "querer" follows the e►ie pattern. In this pattern, the stem of the verb changes from "e" to "ie" in the present tense for certain pronouns. In the case of "querer," the stem "e" changes to "ie" in the pronouns "yo," "tú," "él/ella/usted," and "ellos/ellas/ustedes." Therefore, "querer" is the correct answer as it follows the e►ie pattern.

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  • 11. 

    How do you say "He/She prefers" ? (no capitalization)

    Correct Answer
    prefiere
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "prefiere" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "preferir" in the third person singular form. In Spanish, when referring to "he" or "she" preferences, we use the verb "preferir" and conjugate it accordingly.

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  • 12. 

    How do you say "We play"? (no capitalization)

    Correct Answer
    jugamos
    Explanation
    To say "We play" in Spanish, you would use the verb "jugamos." The verb "jugar" means "to play," and when conjugated for the subject "we," it becomes "jugamos." This is the correct answer because it accurately translates the given phrase into Spanish.

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