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 ending||comer (to eat)|
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:
- Find the infinitive (full verb)
- Cut off the -er
- 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.
The full verb of “to eat” is comer in Spanish.
Once you cut of the er ending all that is left is com.
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:
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:
|cometer (un error)||to make (a mistake)|
|meter (en)||to put (into)|
|poseer||to possess, own|
|temer||to fear, dread|
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.
(Yo) Vendí alguno de mis libros antiguos.
I sold some of my old books.
¿Aprendiste la lección esta vez?
Did you learn the lesson this time? (you=tú)
Ella prometió no volver a hacerlo.
She promised no to do it again.
Nosotros comimos muy bien en este restaurante italiano.
We ate very well at this Italian restaurant.
¿Cuántos años teníais cuando aprendisteis a leer?
How old were you when you learnt how to read?
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!
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