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Grammar 1 (-어/아 보세요)

Grammar 1 (-어/아 보세요)
Let’s study in detail about the expressions we learned today.
The expression ‘-어/아 보세요’ is used when suggesting someone to try doing something. Depending on the verb attached to it, the form changes slightly.
Take a look at the following examples.

-어/아 보세요

(Attached to a verb) it becomes a suggestion to do something
ㅗ/ㅏ[o/a]타다 [To ride]타 보세요 [Try riding (it)]
 오다 [To come]와 보세요 [Try coming (here)]
그외 (The rest)입다 [To wear]입어 보세요 [Try wearing (it)]
 신다 [To wear(shoes)]신어 보세요 [Try wearing (them)]
 쓰다 [To wear (hat)]써 보세요[Try wearing (it)]
For the verb ending with ‘ㅡ’[eu] , like ‘쓰다’ showed in the chart above, the vowel ‘ㅡ’[eu] should be removed and changed with the vowel ‘ㅓ’[eo].
하다하다 [To do]해 보세요 [Try doing (it)]
While, all the verbs composed of ‘하다’and a noun, they become ‘~ 해 보세요’.
Did you understand it? If you didn’t, please ask more questions in the comment section down below. Moreover since it is good to know other examples, aside from those presented above, try to share yours through comments.
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