-er -ir preterite verbs

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how to use -er and -ir preterite verbs in Spanish


<ul><li> 1. You have learned that thepreterite is used for pastactions that are seen ascompleted.You also learned how toconjugate regular -ar verbs.</li></ul> <p> 2. In this lesson, you willlearn how to conjugate-er and -ir verbs,and become more familiar withthe uses of the preterite. 3. To conjugate regular -er and -ir verbsin the preterite, simply drop the ending(-er or -ir) and add one of the following: iste i imos isteis ieron 4. comer vivircom vivcomiste vivistecomi vivicomimos vivimoscomisteis vivisteiscomieron vivieron 5. Ayer.... yo com el helado. t comiste en el restaurante. Pilar comi con sus amigas. nosotros comimos el pastel. vosotros comisteis en la cafeteria. ellos comieron los bocadillos. 6. El ao pasado.... yo viv en Mexico. t viviste con tu familia en Espaa. Pilar vivi con sus amigas en Italia. nosotros vivimos en la casa verde. vosotros vivisteis en el apartamento. ellos vivieron en la ciudad. 7. The preterite is used for actionsthat can be viewed as singleevents.Ellos comieron a las ocho.They ate at eight oclock. 8. The preterite is used for actionsthat were repeated a specificnumber of times, or occurredduring a specific period of timeAyer escrib tres cartas.Yesterday I wrote three letters.Vivimos all por cuatro aos.We lived there for four years. 9. The preterite is used for actionsthat were part of a chain ofevents.Ella se visti y sali de la casa.She got dressed and left the house. 10. The preterite is used to statethe beginning or the end of anaction.Empez a nevar a las ocho de la maana.It began to snow at eight in the morning. 11. The preterite is used forpast actions that are seenas completed.</p>