Presentation on theme: "Los verbos –CAR, -GAR, -ZAR. –CAR, -GAR, -ZAR Regular verbs that end in –car, -gar, -zar have a spelling change in the YO form of the preterite so that."— Presentation transcript:
–CAR, -GAR, -ZAR Regular verbs that end in –car, -gar, -zar have a spelling change in the YO form of the preterite so that the sound of the verb stem remains the same.
–CAR, -GAR, -ZAR Think about it: Try taking the verb sacar and adding just an é to the root: You get sacé which in Spanish would be pronounced sah-say. Not quite the right sound if the verb you start with is saCAR. If you care. If not, just memorize the changes.
–CAR, -GAR, -ZAR SacarC becomes Q Add a u and the preterite é ending Saqué (I took) Pagar G remains G Add a u and the preterite é ending Pagué (I paid) empezar Z becomes C Just add the preterite é ending Empecé (I started)
1. I paid 235 dollars for boots. = ____________________________________ 2. How much did you pay for boots? ___________________________________ 3. I played soccer last year. ____________________________________ 4. Did I play the piano at the party? ____________________________________
1. I arrived to school a little late. ______________________________________ 2. You arrived early. ______________________________________ 3. They played baseball last week. ______________________________________ 4. I took out the trash. ______________________________________