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1

What are the stem endings for a regular preterite tense -AR verb?


-aste

-amos
-asteis
-aron

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Bailé
Bailaste
Bailó
Bailamos
Bailasteis
Bailaron

2

What are the stem endings for a regular preterite tense -ER or -IR verb?


-iste
-ió
-imos
-isteis
-ieron


Comer
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Comí
Comiste
Comió
Comimos
Comisteis
Comieron



Escribir
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Escribí
Escribiste
Escribió
Escribimos
Escribisteis
Escribieron

3

What happens to stem-changing verbs in the preterite tense?

They remain regular:

Volver = volví (instead of vuelvo)
Despertar = Desperté (instead of despierto)

4

What forms of the preterite are accented?

First person singular and third person singular.

5

Letter changes to accomodate pronunciation:

-car: ?
-gar: ?
-zar: ?

-car: qu (saqué)
-gar: gu (llegué)
-zar: c (crucé)

6

Verbs that end in -eer and the verb oir do what in the preterite?

These verbs change I to Y in the two third-person forms:

leer:
leí
leíste
leyó
leímos
leísteis
leyeron

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