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1 Copyright © 2014 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved You already know that ir and ser are irregular in the preterite. Here are some other verbs that are irregular in the preterite.

2 Copyright © 2014 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Observe the stem changes in the chart: the e in tener changes to u, and the e in venir and decir changes to i. Note also that the c in decir changes to j. None of these verbs have written accents in the yo or usted/él/ella forms.

3 Copyright © 2014 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved These verbs have similar stem changes to tener, venir, and decir.

4 Copyright © 2014 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Verbs with j-stems omit the letter i in the ustedes/ellos/ellas endings. For example, tener ➔ tuvieron, but decir ➔ dijeron.

5 Copyright © 2014 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Most verbs that end in –cir are j-stem verbs in the preterite. For example, producir ➔ produje, produjiste, etc.

6 Copyright © 2014 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved The preterite of dar

7 Copyright © 2014 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved The preterite of dar (cont’d) The endings for dar are the same as the regular preterite endings for –er and –ir verbs, but there are no written accent marks. La camarera me dio el menú.Le di a Juan algunos consejos. The waitress gave me the menu.I gave Juan some advice. Los invitados le dieron un regalo.Nosotros dimos una gran fiesta. The guests gave him/her a gift.We gave a great party.

8 Copyright © 2014 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved The preterite of dar (cont’d) The preterite of hay (inf. haber) is hubo (there was/were). Hubo una fiesta el sábado pasado.Hubo muchos invitados. There was a party last Saturday.There were a lot of guests. Hubo una sorpresa especial para mi hermana. También hubo muchos regalos y champán. There was a special surprise for my sister. There were also a lot of gifts and champagne.

9 Copyright © 2014 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved The preterite of dar (cont’d)


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