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Preterite: Part VI

Notes:

  1. The written lesson is below.
  2. Links to quizzes, tests, etc. are to the left.

A number of verbs that are irregular in the preterite follow a particular pattern. While their stems change, they all take the following endings:

-e
-iste
-o
-imos
-isteis
-ieron

Here are the verbs, along with their corresponding stem changes:

InfinitiveStem Change
andaranduv-
estarestuv-
tenertuv-
cabercup-
haberhub-
poderpud-
ponerpus-
sabersup-
hacerhic-
quererquis-
venirvin-

Here are two examples of how this pattern is applied:

estar (estuv-)saber (sup-)
estuvesupe
estuvistesupiste
estuvosupo
estuvimossupimos
estuvisteissupisteis
estuvieronsupieron

Note: The one exception is the third person singular of hacer. As you learned in a previous lesson, the c changes to z to form “hizo.”

Another card for this pattern of irregular preterites:

Verb Flashcards
Complete List

irregular preterite pattern: andar, estar, tener, caber, haber, poder, poner, saber, hacer, querer, venir

InfinitiveStem ChangeEndings
andaranduv--e
estarestuv--iste
tenertuv--o
cabercup--imos
haberhub--isteis
poderpud--ieron
ponerpus- 
sabersup- 
hacerhic- 
quererquis- 
venirvin- 

Exception: hacer (el/ella/usted hizo)

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