Consiguieron - i/y rules

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Consiguieron - i/y rules

Hello. Why we use "consiguieron", not "consiguyeron"? Thanks. Zuzana

Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Zuzana

The verb conseguir is an -ir verb (infinitive ending in -ir) and the endings for the preterite are these:

-iste

-ió

-imos

-isteis

-ieron 

So, for the ellos/ ellas form you have the stem: consegu-  (but that e turns into a i because it has this irregular change in the stem, so "consigu-..." and then ending "ieron":

consiguieron 

There's no need to turn that i from ieron in a y. 

I hope it clarifies it.

Saludos

Consiguieron - i/y rules

Hello. Why we use "consiguieron", not "consiguyeron"? Thanks. Zuzana

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