Conjugate regular –ar in the preterite
Preterite Tense
Preterite tense is used to tell actions that
happen in the past.
It is used for actions that are done and
completed. Boom, done.
Example:
I rode the pony at the circus.
He read the book.
We ordered the tickets for the show.
Preterite Tense
You cannot use preterite to describe the
following in preterite (it will be imperfect
tense):
PWATER
 Physical description
 Weather
 Age
 Time
 Emotion
 Reoccurring Actions
Preterite Tense
Words you will see
with preterite
(exceptions exist)
El año pasado (last
year)
Una vez (one time)
Ya (already)
Anoche (last night)
Anteayer (day before
yesterday)
Ayer (yesterday)
De repente (suddenly)
Desde.. hasta.. (from ..
until)
Pasado (past) (last)
Preterite Tense Regular -ar
The same rules for conjugating in present
tense apply.
Separate stem from infinitive ending.
Put stem in box.
Add the verb endings.
*** There are no –ar stem-changers in the
preterite tense.
We will practice with usar = to use
Regular –ar preterite endings
-é
-amos
-aste
-asteis
-ó
-aron
Usar = to use
Us-
Us-
Us-
Us-
Us-
Us-
Usar = to use
Usé
Usamos
Usaste
Usasteis
Usó
Usaron
Preterite Tense regular -ar
Conjugate the following present tense to
preterite tense.
1. mandar
6. limpiar
2. llevar
7. gastar
3. costar
8. regatear
4. mirar
5. cantar
Preterite Tense regular -ar
Conjugate the following present tense to
preterite tense.
1. mandaste
6. limpió
2. llevamos
7. gastaron
3. ahorrar
8. regateaste
4. miraron
9. hablé
5. cantaron
10. jugamos
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Conjugate regular –ar in the preterite