Verbs with i ______ y change in the preterite

There is another group of verbs that have the change i — y in the preterit in the third person singular and plural. This change occurs because the unstressed i appears between two vowels. The following conjugation illustrates this spelling change. Note that in all of the other forms of the verb, there is a written accent over the í.


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The following verbs follow the same pattern:

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There is another slightly different verbal pattern in the preterit in which i — y. This group of verbs ends in -uir. This group is different from the previous one because the written accent occurs only over the yo form of the verb (1). The vowel -i- in the remaining verbal endings (second person singular, first and second person plural) does not receive a written accent. The following conjugation illustrates this spelling change.


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Verbs bellow follow the same pattern:

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