Preterite StemChanging Verbs
Miss Simmons
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
In the Preterite -ir verbs like; dormir,pedir,
y preferir stem-change in the
él/ella/Ud.forms and the ellos/ellas/Uds
forms.
REMEMBER: There are NO stemchanging –ar or –er verbs in the Preterite.
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
DORMIR – to sleep
(o to ue in the present tense)
(o to u in the preterite tense)
dormí
dormiste
durmió
dormimos
dormisteis
durmieron
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
MORIR – to die
(o to ue in the present tense)
(o to u in the preterite tense)
Morí
Moriste
Murió
Morimos
Moristeis
Murieron
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
PREFERIR – to prefer
(e to ie in the present tense)
(e to i in the preterite tense)
Preferí
Preferiste
Prefirió
Preferimos
Preferisteis
Prefirieron
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
SENTIR – to feel
(e to ie in the present tense)
(e to i in the preterite tense)
Sentí
Sentiste
Sintió
Sentimos
Sentisteis
Sintieron
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
DIVERTIRSE – to have fun
(e to ie in the present tense)
(e to i in the preterite tense)
Me divertí
Te divertiste
Se Divirtió
Nos Divertimos
Os Divertisteis
Se Divirtieron
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
Verbs you are responsible for:
Preferir
Advertir
Convertir
Convertirse en
Divertirse
Mentir
Sentir
Sentirse
Repetir
Conseguir
Despedir
Despedirse
Medir
Pedir
Seguir
Servir
Vestir
Vestirse
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
Reír – to laugh
Reí
Reíste
Rió
Reímos
Reísteis
Rieron
Sonreír – to smile
Sonreí
Sonreíste
Sonrió
Sonreímos
Sonreísteis
Sonrieron
*In the third person singular and plural
line the E is dropped
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
LEER – to read
Leí
Leíste
Leyó
Leímos
Leísteis
Leyeron
* In words with a vowel immediately before
the ending. The third person singular and
plural takes on a y.
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
CREER – to believe
Creí
Creíste
Creyó
Creímos
Creísteis
Creyeron
Other verbs that change like Leer
y Creer
Caer
Oír
Poseer
Exceptions are: Traer, atraer, and all verbs
ending in –guir.
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
CONSTRUIR – to construct
Construí
Construiste
Construyó
Construimos
Construisteis
Construyeron
• These are the same endings for other verbs
ending in –UIR.
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
Other verbs that change like
Constuir
Distribuir
Huir
Incluir
Contribuir
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
Words used with the Preterite
Ayer- yesterday
el lunes por la noche - Monday night
ayer por la mañana-yesterday morning
el mes pasado - last month
ayer por la tarde- yesterday afternoon
el otro día - the other day
Anteayer- the day before yesterday
en ese momento - at that moment
Anoche- last night
Entonces – then
desde el primer momento - from the
first moment
esta mañana - this morning
Después – afterwards
esta tarde - this afternoon
durante dos siglos - for two centuries
hace dos días, años - two days, years
ago
el año pasado- last year
la semana pasada - last week
Preterite of stem-changing verbs
Actividad
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RELATIVE
ADJECTIVE
ADJECTIVE
NAME OF PERSON IN ROOM
TYPE OF FOOD
ADJECTIVE
ACTIVITY YOU LIKE
BODY PART
FAVORITE STORY
PLACE
DIFFERENT PLACE
VERB
VERB
LEAST FAVORITE FOOD
PERSON
RELATIVE
PERSON IN ROOM
Mad Libs
Dear 1,
I am 2 here at Camp Pancho. The other day I met a
new friend who is very 3. Her/his name is 4. We ate 5 en
the cafeteria. The food was 6. Yesterday 4 walked but I
preferred to 7 for activity day. We had fun. Then, 4 fell
and broke his/her 8. Last night we went to fire and we
heard a story about 9. I was afraid (I had fear). I believed
it but 4 did not believe it. I slept in the 10 for two nights
and last night I slept in the 11. This morning 4 smiled at
me when I 12. I laughed and 13. We ate 14 for the last
time. I looked for 15 to give (don’t conjugate) them a hug
because it is our last (ultima) day.
See you soon!
Your 16,
17
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Preterite Stem-Changing Verbs