Poder and poner in the pretérito indefinido (past tense)

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Poder and poner in the pretérito indefinido (past tense)

Reminder: The pretérito indefinido (past tense) is used with actions that started and ended in the past.

Ana habló con Teo ayer.

Ana spoke with Teo yesterday.

The verbs poder (to be able to, can) and poner (to put) are irregular in the past tense and are conjugated as follows:

Poder

Yo pude
Tú pudiste
Él/ella/usted pudo
Nosotros/as pudimos
Vosotros/as pudisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes pudieron

Poner

Yo puse
Tú pusiste
Él/ella/usted puso
Nosotros/as pusimos
Vosotros/as pusisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes pusieron

No pude ir a verte el mes pasado.

I couldn’t go see you last month.

Ayer puse las llaves sobre la mesa.

Yesterday I put the keys on the table.


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