In the present tense, the yo form ends in - o, but in the preterit tense, the él, ella, and usted forms end in - ó. Be sure to notice the accent mark on the preterit forms because that is the only difference between the yo form of the present tense and the él form of the preterit tense. There is also an accent mark on the yo form of all regular preterit verbs. Pronounce these words with the stress on the last syllable. Notice that regular - ar verbs have the same nosotros/nosotras form in the preterit as they do in the present tense. The only way to know whether it is in the preterit or present tense is by considering
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