Irregular Preterite Verbs: Ir, Ser and Hacer Unit 7- lesson 2
Preterite of IR we use fui and fuiste to say that “I went”and “you went.” They are preterite-tense (past) forms of IR.
Preterite of IR Unlike -AR verbs, forms of IR have no accents. This is an irregular verb and its forms must be memorized.
TO GO (past) Iwent Youwent He Shewent it Wewent Theywent
IR (preterite) Yo fui Tú fuiste Él Ellafue Ud. Nos.fuimos Ellos Ellasfueron Uds.
SER (past) Iwas Youwere He Shewas You were Wewere Theywere
SER (preterite) Yo fui Tú fuiste Él Ellafue Ud. Nos.fuimos Ellos Ellasfueron Uds.
Preterite of IR The preterite of IR is the same as the preterite of SER. The context makes the meaning clear.
Preterite of IR José fue a Barcelona. Jose went to Barcelona. (followed by location) El viaje fue un desastre. The trip was a disaster. (followed by an adjective)
Preterite of IR Here’s a memory tip to help you remember the subjects of fui and fue:
Preterite of IR The “I” form ends in -i (fui). The “he” and “she” form ends in -e (fue).
Practice- translate and write IR or SER next to sentence- 3 volunteers to the board She was a good teacher but I was a bad student. The museum was interesting but we didn’t go. They went to the fair and you went to the ferris wheel.
To do/make (past) Idid Youdid He Shedid you Wedid Theydid
HACER (preterite)a to i Yo hice Tú hiciste Él Ellahizo Ud. Nos. hicimos Ellos Ellas hicieron Uds.