The verbs ir and ser in the simple past tense

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The verbs ir and ser in the simple past tense

Reminder: we use the pretérito indefinido (simple past tense) for actions which both began and ended in the past.

Nacho trabajó mucho durante el invierno pasado.

Nacho worked a lot last winter.

The verbs ir (to go) and ser (to be) both have exactly the same forms in the simple past tense.

Ir

Yo fui
fuiste
Él/ella/usted fue
Nosotros/as fuimos
Vosotros/as fuisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes fueron

Ser

Yo fui
fuiste
Él/ella/usted fue
Nosotros/as fuimos
Vosotros/as fuisteis
Ellos/ellas/ustedes fueron

—¿Fuiste a mi casa ayer? —Sí, pero no estabas.

-Did you go to my house yesterday? -Yes, but you weren't there.

Ana fue cirujana durante 10 años.

Ana was a surgeon for 10 years.


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