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Unformatted text preview: The really irregular verbs in the preterite follow no patterns and simply must be memorized. The verbs ser (to be) and ir (to go) happen to have identical forms in the preterite. You will be able to tell which verb is being used in the context of a sentence. Table 6 is worth learning because it has the preterite forms of two of the most common verbs in the language. Table 6. Preterite Forms of the Verbs Ser and Ir Singular Plural yo fui (I was; I went) nosotros/nosotras fuimos (we were; we went) tú fuiste (you [informal] were; you went) vosotros/vosotras fuisteis (you [informal] were; you went) usted fue (you [formal] were; you went) ustedes fueron (you [formal] were; you went) él fue (he was; he went) ellos fueron (they were; they went) ella fue (she was; she went) ellas fueron (they were; they went) ...
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- Fall '09