• About creating a complete list of verbs with the same irregularity.
General instructions for creating lists can be found here.
To create a full list of verbs sharing the same type of irregularity, follow these steps:
Gather the types of irregularity chosen to train as one set in a Random list. One list may include up to 120 entries. You may customise this list via verb frequency: Choose all frequency grades or limit your selection to one or two of them.
• About customising exercises for the best learning progress.
A general description of the exercises on VerbForms can be found here.
Multiple-Choice Exercises may have two, three or four choices. With a new list of yet unknown verbs it is recommended to start with two entries only and increase the amount of possible choices when more progressed.
Conjugation exercises with Written Exescises can have up to three clozes per table. If you haven’t mastered the verb conjugation, a high number of clozes is advised. If practising the particular irregularity (e.g. the alteration from o to ue) is more important to you, one cloze will suffice. The exercises are thus designed to request the most difficult forms (persons).
Furthermore, any information about the infinitive, tense and mode of the verb displayed can be omitted. Recognition of the conjugated verb is thus trained.
• About choosing the right Predefined configuration.
Select a Predefined configuarion according to your level in compliance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). If you’re uncertain about your level, you will find various tests online. We recommend visiting the homepage of the Instituto Cervantes.
• About adding verbs to VerbForms.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to add verbs manually at this point. But we will be glad to implement your email suggestions as soon as possible to the verb database.
• About saving, resuming and repeating exercises.
At this stage, VerbForms automatically saves the last exercise trained. Thus this exercise can be repeated or resumed, even so, if the application has been closed or you were interrupted by an incoming call. You find the corresponding buttons Repeat last exercise or Continue last exercise in the Exercise menu.
• About customising Error lists.
The Error lists are composed of verbs that have not been completed successfully. They can be customised to erase such verbs from the list automatically, after successful training for one, two or three times. The more often a verb was trained, the more certain the learning progress.
Furthermore, it is advised to gather a high number of verbs before training the Error list. Please also remember, that you may move or copy the words of the Error lists to any other list as you like. You can also just delete them.
• About the Dictionary language and the localisation of VerbForms.
The Dictionary language can be selected under Preferences. This setting takes effect on the Spanish verbs’ translation and explanation for search results and exercises. VerbForms general language depends on the localisation of your iPhone. If your country settings are not yet available, VerbForms will default to English.
Thus makes it possible to use VerbForms, for example, with Spanish language (It’s as easy as setting your iPhone to Spanish!) and have your verbs trained and displayed in the language you selected as Dictionary language.
To change your Iphone’s localisation, go to:
• Why does the random list I have created include less verbs than I have chosen?
If the number of available verbs for your settings of frequency and type of irregularity results smaller than the desired amount of verbs, the list will be reduced automatically.
• How can I access the correct solutions in a Written Exercise?
If you have entered an incorrect solution, an info button to access the correct solution appears on the right side next to the name of the verb form.
• How can I find the Preterito Perfecto Simple in VerbFoms Español?
“Pretérito Perfecto Simple” is another name for the “Indefinido”.