Jane Cronin’s Step by Step Spanish

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Uses of Ser and Estar

August 1st, 2018|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] It appears that I committed myself rather foolishly to writing about the uses of SER and ESTAR this month.  I would now quite like to change my mind, but [...]

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Irregular verbs ‘ir’ and ‘haber’

July 1st, 2018|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] It’s amazing really just how much hard work the Present Simple Tense is in Spanish.   It’s for that reason that I like to tackle a few other tenses [...]

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Odd First Person Singular Forms

June 1st, 2018|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] We have now covered the bare bones of all standard and Root-Changing Verbs.  However, we need to go back a little bit to pick up a few bits and [...]

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More or ‘e – i’ Root-Changing Verbs

May 1st, 2018|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] More or ‘e – i’ Root-Changing Verbs We finished off last month’s article on our third category of root-changing verbs, namely ‘e – I’.  This root change only occurs [...]

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Summary and ‘e – i’ Root-Changing Verbs

April 1st, 2018|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] Hello again!  We are at present on a journey through the various ways that verbs are formed in the present tense.  Before we continue on our way I would [...]

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More of ‘e-i’ root-changing verbs

March 1st, 2018|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] We finished off last month’s article on our third category of root-changing verbs, namely ‘e to i’.  This root change only occurs in the ‘-ir’ group of verbs and [...]

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More E-IE Root-Changing Verbs (querer, sentir)

February 1st, 2018|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] We are still on our first category of ‘e to ie’ Root Changing Verbs.  So far we have looked at an example of an ‘–ar’ verb, namely cerrar which [...]

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Root-Changing Verbs and Word Stress

January 1st, 2018|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] Last month we started looking at Root-Changing Verbs and got going on the first of three groups which comes under the interesting name of ‘e to ie’.  We saw [...]

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Lesson 49 – Introductions To Root-Changing Verbs

December 1st, 2017|Categories: Jane Cronin's Step by Step Spanish|

[fsn_row][fsn_column width="12"][fsn_text] There is a substantial group of verbs in Spanish which behave differently from the standard verbs we have looked at so far in these articles.  They are called Root-Changing [...]

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