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Guide to Mastering Spanish Verbs

An assortment of pencils manufactured by the Dixon Ticonderoga Company. From Scaredpoet, via Wikimedia Commons.Your students can readily distinguish Spanish verbs from other parts of speech because the infinitive ("to be") verb form always ends with -ar, -er or -ir. Once they've had a little practice, they'll also be able to recognize the regular conjugation of each verb form in a variety of tenses. This guide walks you through lesson plans, tips and tricks for mastering regular Spanish verb conjugations, understanding the difference between confusingly similar verbs (such as ser and estar, or saber and conocer) and dealing with pesky irregular verbs, which might at first seem to defy all logic. But there's an underlying pattern to the madness, and Bright Hub's language experts will show you how to find it (and teach it).

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