Category: Reg verbs

Third conjuation verbs (ir)

Those verbs ending in -ir are third conjugation verbs. To form the preterit, called the pretérito, of such verbs in Spanish, do the following: Escribir 1. Drop the infinitive ending, -ir. This produces the verb stem. escribir / to write —> escrib Then add the following endings:    

Second conjugation verbs (er)

Those verbs ending in -er are second conjugation verbs. To form the preterit, called the pretérito, of such verbs in Spanish, do the following: Verbo : Comer 1. Drop the infinitive ending, -er. This produces the verb stem. com / to eat —> com- 2. Add the following endings to the stem:

Spanish preterite – First Conjugation Verbs

First Conjugation Verbs (ar)   The infinitives of regular Spanish verbs end in -ar, -er, or -ir. Those endmg in -ar are first-conjugation verbs. To form the preterit, called the pretérito, of such verbs in Spanish, do the following:

Spanish preterite – Regular verbs

Regular verbs The regular verbs as you probably know from the present tense, are the ones that do not change their stem. First conjugation verbs  (ar)   Second conjugation verbs  (er)   Third conjuation verbs (ir)   The Preterit Tense of Reflexive Verbs