Preterite StemChanging Verbs
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 which make these changes:
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
Construir
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
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Preterite Stem-Changing Verbs