preterite activities

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Preterite Practice Activities

Notes on the preterite tenseUsed for• actions that can be viewed as single events.• actions that were repeated a specific number of times.• actions that occurred during a specific period of time.• actions that were part of a chain of events.• to state the beginning or the end of an action.It is simmilar to the "-ed" ending in English. I talked, you walked...Regular -ar endings: é, aste, ó, amos, aronRegular -er/-ir endings: í, iste, ió, imos, ieronVerbs that end in -car, -gar, -zar are irregular in the yo form only. car = qué, gar = gué, zar= cé*-ar and -er stemchanging verbs in the present tense do NOT change stems in the preterite.-ir stemchanging verbs DO change, but in a different pattern. Shoe verbs become slipper/sandal verbs. Rhyme: In the present it's a shoe, in the past - ni yo ni tu'= only the 3rd person forms change e-ie and e-i verbs in the present both change e-i in the preterite. o-ue changes o-u.

Estar = estuve, estuviste, estuvo, estuvimos, estuvieronTener = tuve, tuviste, tuvo, tuvimos, tuvieronSaber= supe, supiste, supo, supimos, supieronPoner = puse, pusiste, puso, pusimos, pusieronPoder = pude, pudiste, pudo, pudimos, pudieronAndar = anduve, anduviste,anduvo,anduvimos, anduvieron

Decir = dije, dijiste, dijo, dijimos, dijeronTraer = traje, trajiste, trajo, trajimos, trajeronTraducir = traduje, tradujiste, tradujo, tradujimos, tradujeronConducir= conduje, condujiste, condujo, condujimos, condujeron

Ser and Ir = fui, fuiste, fue, fuimos, fueronDar = di, diste,dio, dimos, dieronVer = vi, viste, vio, vimos, vieronQuerer* = quise, quisiste, quiso, quisimos, quisieron Hacer = hice, hiciste, hizo, hicimos, hicieronVenir = vine, viniste, vino, vinimos, vinieronDecir = dije, dijiste, dijo, dijimos, dijeron* querer changes meaning in the preterite. Tried/(no)refused

Stems with an "I"

Stems with a "J"

Pedir = pedí, pediste, pidió, pedimos, pidieronPreferir = preferí, preferiste, prefirió, preferimos, prefirieronDivertirse= me divertí, te divertiste, se divirtió, nos divertimos, se divirtieronDormir = dormí, dormiste, durmió, dormimos, durmieronMorir = morí, moriste, murió, morimos, murieron

Stems with a "U"

-ir Stemchanging verbs



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