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Spanish Preterite Tense Stem-Changing Verbs: "e" to "i"

On this page you are going to learn the Preterite Tense of the following Stem-changing Verbs:
pedir, servir, repetir and seguir.

All these verbs end in "ir" and have a letter "e" right before the last syllable. This letter "e" changes to "i" when you conjugate them.

However not all persons change!

Watch carefully how they change, listen to the pronunciation and then you will be able to make the exercise at the end of this page.

Before learning how to conjugate these verbs, you should know their meaning ...

Here is a quick flashcard activity with examples to discover and memorize the meaning of these commonly used Spanish verbs: (below you'll find verb conjugation, pronunciation and exercises)



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Good! Now that you are familiar with the meaning of these verbs in Preterite tense, listen and memorize the verb conjugation below. Watch carefully how they change:



pedir
yo pedí
pediste
él pidió
nosotros pedimos
vosotros pedisteis
ellos pidieron

servir
yo serví
serviste
él sirvió
nosotros servimos
vosotros servisteis
ellos sirvieron

repetir
yo repetí
repetiste
él repitió
nosotros repetimos
vosotros repetisteis
ellos repitieron

seguir
yo seguí
seguiste
él siguió
nosotros seguimos
vosotros seguisteis
ellos siguieron

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1. Exercise - Preterite tense Stem-Changing verbs (e-i)

Do you already know the verbs above? ... Great! Practice verb conjugation:

repetir ----
answer
seguir ---- los problemas
answer
seguir ---- vosotros
answer
servir ---- el camarero
answer
repetir ---- los alumnos
answer
pedir ---- vosotros
answer
servir ---- yo
answer
repetir ---- el profesor
answer
pedir ----
answer
seguir ---- nosotros
answer
seguir ---- yo
answer
repetir ---- nosotros
answer
pedir ---- yo
answer
seguir ---- el tren
answer
servir ----
answer
repetir ---- yo
answer
servir ---- vosotros
answer
pedir ---- ella
answer
seguir ----
answer
repetir ---- vosotros
answer
servir ---- nosotros
answer
pedir ---- nosotros
answer
pedir ---- ellas
answer
servir ---- ustedes
answer