Preterite yo form

FrancisB1Kwiziq community member

Preterite yo form

Good morning Kwiziq team, 

As always I love your content. 

I’m not sure if this is covered in another lesson, if so feel free to direct me to it! Just sometimes struggle to remember when the verb in the yo form of the preterite indefinido for “ir” verbs end in í or e. 

I think it’s verbs like introducir that threw me off; is it because that one is an irregular verb ending in ducir? Just that you highlight the consonant change, but not that the ending changes too? 

Kind regards, 

Fran 

Asked 1 month ago
JamieC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Hi Francis,

Regular -ir verbs end in í when conjugated in 1st person preterito indefinido.

You can find the lesson here: Conjugate regular -er and -ir verbs in El Pretérito Indefinido (simple past)

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Francis,

Spanish verbs that end in -ducir (traducir, introducir, producir...) belong to a group of verbs that have a specific irregular endings set. These are sometimes referred to as "pretéritos graves". Here is some information about this.

There is also a lesson on how to conjugate these verbs. Here it is.

As Jamie correctly said before, if it is a regular -ir verb, then it has a regular conjugation with the yo form ending in -í (comí, bebí, viví, decidí, prohibí, recibí...)

I hope it helps.

Saludos

Inma

Preterite yo form

Good morning Kwiziq team, 

As always I love your content. 

I’m not sure if this is covered in another lesson, if so feel free to direct me to it! Just sometimes struggle to remember when the verb in the yo form of the preterite indefinido for “ir” verbs end in í or e. 

I think it’s verbs like introducir that threw me off; is it because that one is an irregular verb ending in ducir? Just that you highlight the consonant change, but not that the ending changes too? 

Kind regards, 

Fran 

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