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TENSES SAL HET MODALS KAN WIL MAG MOET REFLEXIVE B6 regular prefixed inseparable separable KOM GAAN LEER HELP PROBEER BEGIN LAAT LOOP SIEN LINK B5 CONJUGATED B4 WEES e.g. uitgooi wegvat loslaat insit COMPOUNDS B3 separable e.g. mislei ondersteun besit ontstaan COMPOUNDS B2b inseparable e.g. verlê besit ontstaan bewerk SIMPLE B2a prefixed e.g. sit staan werk SIMPLE B1 regular MAIN HELPING

B2a Prefixed Verbs

The prefixes are taught in pronunciation (click here). They are GE-, BE-, HER-, VER-, ONT-.  When verbs come with these, remember they act like regular verbs, but in the past tense they do not get a GE- past tense marker added. It's like wearing two sets of glasses -- no thanks!

So KOOP is to buy (a regular verb) and VERKOOP is to sell (a prefixed verb). Look at these present - past examples:

Greg koop die boek.  > Greg het die boek gekoop.
Greg verkoop die boek. > Greg het die boek verkoop.