Ser Preterite Tense Conjugation [+6 Examples & Quiz]

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In this Spanish grammar lesson you will learn about the ser preterite tense conjugation.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how ser is conjugated in Spanish
  • how ser is used in sentences in Spanish
  • how you can quiz yourself on the ser preterite tense conjugation
  • how to practice with flashcard on the ser preterite tense conjugation
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

By the end of the lesson you will know all about ser (to be)!

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Ser Preterite Tense Conjugation Table


Ser (to be) and ir (to go) have the same conjugation in the preterite tense.

You can know which is which by looking for the preposition a after the verb.

Ser will never be followed by a, but ir will always be followed by a.

Example Sentences with Ser Preterite Tense Conjugations

This section of the lesson on the ser preterite tense conjugation is about seeing the verb in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on the ser preterite tense conjugation through examples.

Yo fui campeón de atletismo en el instituto.

I was an athletics champion in high school.

fuiste un gran amigo para ella.

You were a great friend to her.

Thomas Edison fue un gran inventor.

Thomas Edison was a great inventor.

Nosotros fuimos elegidos para el concurso de ajedrez.

We were chosen for the chess competition.

Vosotros fuisteis de los más rápidos en la carrera.

You were among the fastest in the race.

Ellos fueron muy conocidos en la ciudad hace unos años.

They were well known in the city a few years ago.

Quiz Yourself on the Ser Preterite 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!

Yo campeón de atletismo en el instituto.

I was an athletics champion in high school.

Fill in the Blank!

Thomas Edison un gran inventor.

Thomas Edison was a great inventor.

Fill in the Blank!

Ellos muy conocidos en la ciudad hace unos años.

They were well known in the city a few years ago.

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