preterite4 - the ending "y"...

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In order to preserve the sound of the infinitive, a number of verbs change orthographically (spelling) in the preterite tense. The following changes occur in the "yo" form only: Verbs that end in -gar change g to gu Verbs that end in -car change c to qu Verbs that end in -zar change z to c Here are three examples: yo jugué (jugar) yo busqué (buscar) yo almorcé (almorzar) Some common orthographic changing verbs for the preterite tense in these categories are: -gar -car -zar cegar aparcar almorzar colgar buscar autorizar jugar clarificar cazar llegar clasificar comenzar pagar destacar cruzar plegar empacar empezar regar justificar forzar rogar practicar organizar tragar sacar simbolizar vagar tocar tropezarse
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For verbs that end in -aer, -eer, -oír, and -oer, the él/ella/usted forms use
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Unformatted text preview: the ending "y" (rather than i) and the third person plural uses the ending "yeron" (rather than ieron). The remaining forms gain a written accent over the letter "i." creer cre cre ste cre y cre mos cre steis cre yeron Other verbs like creer include: caer leer or poseer proveer roer Exceptions to this rule include: traer atraer distraer Verbs that end in -uir change in the same way, but the written accent over the letter "i" only occurs in the yo form. huir hu huiste hu y huimos huisteis hu yeron Other verbs like huir include: construir contribuir destruir fluir incluir influir...
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preterite4 - the ending "y"...

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