Present tense of separable verbs

The infinitive of a verb (the form you find in the dictionary) is made up of a stem and the ending en (-n).

In the present tense, this ending is replaced by different endings depending on person and number. However, there are a number of irregular verbs that have different forms.

Separable verbs consist of two parts.

In main clauses in the present tense, the first part of a separable verb is separated from the (conjugated) stem verb and stands at the end of the sentence or clause.

aufstehen:         Ich stehe um 7 Uhr auf.

anrufen:              Er ruft seine Mutter an.

einladen:            Wir laden unsere Freunde ein.

zumachen:         Sie macht das Fenster zu.

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

External Link: Verbs with Prefixes.