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Defective verbs

Defective verbs are those verbs that don't have complete conjugation sets. Some verbs are only defective as empedernir or atardecer and others who are depending on their meaning with which they are used, for example, poner or estar (see these verbs in the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy). Defective types in verbs are listed (terminology used is that of Institute of Hispanic Verbology):

Conjugador TIP shows a message with the type of defectiveness that the conjugated verb has and it is possible, by pressing the mouse button on the message, to access the list of verbs that have the same defectivity. We have found discrepancies about the defectivity of some verbs in the consulted sources, a feature that we have clearly highlighted with a message.

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