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VERBS THAT CHANGE I to Y IN THE PAST TENSE
 
-ER and -IR verbs whose stems end in a vowel (such as le/er, constru/ir, o/ir, ca/er, etc.) will need a change from -ió to -yó in the third person singular form (él, ella, usted).
 
They also will need a change from -ieron to -yeron in the third person plural (ellos, ellas, ustedes)
 
Simply put, this means that you CANNOT have three vowels in a row!!!
 
All other forms remain the same.
 
 
EXAMPLE:  leer (to read)
 
Yo                         leí
Tú                         leiste
Él/Ella, Usted         le
(if I didn't change to a "y", it would be leió, which is not a word in Spanish)
 
Nosotros               leimos
Vosotros               leeís
Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes  leyeron
 
(if I didn't change it to a "Y", it would be leieron, which is not a word in Spanish)
 
 
 
I. Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb "oir".
 
1. Tú ____________________el tiempo.
 
2. Tiffany __________________un debate.
 
3. Felipe y Nicolás _______________________un partido de fútbol.
 
4. Yo ______________música.
 
5. Ellos __________________un concierto.
 
6. Beverly y yo __________________los niños jugando (playing) en el parque.
 
 
 
II. The students in the woodworking class tell what they built. Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb "construir"
 
1. Esteban ___________________una mesa.
 
2. Yo_________________un banco.
 
3. Ellos _________________________un centro comercial.
 
4. Tú__________________________una silla.
 
5. Juan y yo _______________________unos muebles (furniture).
 
 
III. Some neighbors are discussing an incident that took place nearby. Write what they say, following the model.
 
MODELO: Yo (creer) _________que mi hijo(oir)____________las noticias en el radio.
 
You Would Fill In:  Yo creí que mi hijo oyó las noticias en el radio.
 
1. Los señores Delgado (construir) ________________________esa casa el año pasado.
 
2. La policía (incluir) _____________________a mi hermano en la investigación.
 
3. Yo (leer) ______________________las tiras cómicas (comic strips) en el periódico.
 
4. La explosión (destruir)____________________toda la casa de los señores Delgado y sus hijos se (caer) ____________________del primer piso (first floor).