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I gave
Yo di
You gave
Tú diste
She gave
Ella dio
We gave
Nosotros dimos
They/ you (plural)
Ellas/ ustedes dieron
I saw
Yo vi
You saw
Tú viste
He saw
Él vio
We saw
Nosotros vimos
You (plural)/ they saw
Ustedes/ ellos vieron
I was/went
Yo fui
You was/went
Tú fuiste
She was/went
Ella fue
We were/went
Nosotros fuimos
You (plural)/ they were/went
Ustedes/ellos fueron
How do you form the preterite tense of regular verbs like tomar, hablar, comprar?
Drop the "ar" and add the following endings:
Yo . . .é Nosotros(as)...amos
Tú . . .aste Ustedes . . .aron
Él/ ella Ellos(as) . . .aron
Usted . . .ó
***REMEMBER THE ACCENTS***
How do you form the preterite of regular verbs like comer, beber, and vivir? Notice that in this case "er" and "ir" verbs will have the same endings in the preterite.
Drop the "er" and the "ir" and add the following endings:
Yo. . .í Nosotros. . .imos
Tú. . .iste Ustedes. . .ieron
Él. . .ió Ellas. . .ieron
What happens to verbs like buscar and sacar?
The "c" changes to "qu" in the yo form of the preterite.

Yo busqué.
Yo saqué.
What happens to verbs like pagar and llegar in the preterite tense?
The "g" changes into "gu" in the yo form of the preterite.

Yo pagué.
Yo llegué.
What happens to verbs like comenzar and empezar in the preterite tense?
The "z" changes into a "c" in the yo form.

Yo comencé.
Yo empecé.