Regular Er Verbs Preterite Tense Conjugation [+6 Examples & Quiz]

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In this grammar lesson you will learn about the regular er verbs preterite tense conjugation.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • the regular er verbs preterite tense conjugation
  • the common regular er verbs in Spanish
  • what regular er verbs preterite tense conjugation look like in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on the regular er verbs preterite tense conjugation
  • how to practice with flashcards on regular er verbs preterite tense conjugation
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By the end of the lesson you will know all about regular er verbs preterite tense conjugation!

Table of Contents

Regular Er Verbs Preterite Tense Conjugation Table

er endingcomer (to eat)
yoícomí
istecomiste
él/ella/ustedcomío
nosotros/nosotrasimoscomimos
vosotros/vosotrasisteiscomisteis
ellos/ellas/ustedesieroncomieron

Regular Er Verbs Conjugation Method

There is a three-step method that will make conjugating regular spanish ar verbs very easy for you.

In order to conjugate verbs that end with -er in the preterite tense one must:

  1. Find the infinitive (full verb)
  2. Cut off the -er
  3. Add the new ending (í, iste, ió, imos, isteis, ieron)

In the conjugation table above you can see the verb comer which means to “to eat” in English.

We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “yo” form using the three-step method.

  1. comer

The full verb of “to eat” is comer in Spanish.

  1. com

Once you cut of the er ending all that is left is com.

  1. comí

When we add the new ending í, the final conjugated form will be comí.

So when you wish to say “I ate” in Spanish you get:

Yo comí

Common Regular Er Verbs

Spanish has three regular verb groups

  • regular -ar verbs
  • regular -er verbs
  • regular -ir verbs

The regular er verbs group is the second biggest verb group. Many Spanish verbs fall in this group.

Here is a list of common verbs that you are sure to encounter in day-to-day life:

aprenderto learn
beberto drink
comerto eat
cometer (un error)to make (a mistake)
comprenderto understand
correrto run
creerto believe
deberto owe
leerto read
meter (en)to put (into)
poseerto possess, own
romperto break
temerto fear, dread
venderto sell

Example Sentences on Regular Er Verbs Preterite Tense Conjugation

This section of the lesson on regular er verbs preterite tense conjugation is about seeing the verbs in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of regular er verbs preterite tense conjugation through examples.

vender

(Yo) Vendí alguno de mis libros antiguos.

I sold some of my old books.

aprender

¿Aprendiste la lección esta vez?

Did you learn the lesson this time? (you=tú)

prometer

Ella promet no volver a hacerlo.

She promised no to do it again.

comer

Nosotros comimos muy bien en este restaurante italiano.

We ate very well at this Italian restaurant.

aprender

¿Cuántos años teníais cuando aprendisteis a leer?

How old were you when you learnt how to read?

correr

Ellos corrieron tan rápido que no pudimos alcanzarlos.

They ran so fast that we couldn’t get to them.

Quiz Yourself on Regular Er Verbs Preterite Tense Conjugation

At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

Fill in the Blank!¿ la lección esta vez? [aprender]

Did you learn the lesson this time? (you=tú)
Fill in the Blank!
Ella no volver a hacerlo. [prometer]

She promised no to do it again.
Fill in the Blank!
Nosotros muy bien en este restaurante italiano.

We ate very well at this Italian restaurant.

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