Preterite Orthographic Changing Verbs



The following changes occur in the yo form only:

Verbs that end in -gar change g to gu
Verbs that end in -car change c to qu
Verbs that end in -zar change z to c



Examples:

jugu (jugar)
busqu (buscar)
almorc (almorzar)

Here are some examples of common verbs in this category:

jugar
llegar
pagar
rogar

aparcar
buscar
clasificar
tocar

almorzar
comenzar
empezar
organizar



For verbs that end in -aer, -eer, -or, and -oer, the l,/ella/usted form uses the ending y (rather than i) and the third person plural uses the ending yeron (rather than ieron). The remaining forms gain a written accent over the letter i.

Example: creer

cre
creste
crey
cremos
cresteis
creyeron



Other verbs like creer include:

caer
leer
or
poseer
proveer
roer

Exceptions to this rule include:

traer
atraer
distraer



Verbs that end in -uir change in the same way, but the written accent over the letter i only occurs in the yo form.

Example: huir

hu
huiste
huy
huimos
huisteis
huyeron



Other verbs like huir include:

construir
contribuir
destruir
fluir
incluir
influir



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