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Training the mouth

Instead of visualizing irregular conditional stems, this student recognizes the correct and incorrect forms by the way they sound. But how?  Mouthing the form tips her off.  She "trains her mouth" through saying the irregular conditionals aloud while studying.  So instead of picturing in her head the irregular tendría 'I would have,' she actually says tendría and gets used to saying this form.  Then "when it says *tenería, you're like 'wait!'  That sounds wrong in your mouth, and it doesn't feel right."



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