Spanish Grammar Preterite Tense Verb Ser - to be
( ser conjugation) means " to be". It is completely irregular in the preterite tense.
you guys were
you all/they were
Preterite ser and Preterite ir have identical forms. The two verbs are distinguished by using contextual clues.
Sentences using ser in the preterite tense
No fui yo, esta señora está confundida.
It wasn't I, this lady is confused.
Ustedes fueron muy imprudentes.
You were not careful.
The forms of
ser and ir are the same in the preterite tense! The context of a sentence or a conversation will let you know which verb is being used.
Fuimos en bicicleta a Friburgo.
We went by bicycle to Fribourg (Switzerland).
Yo fui a Francia.
I went to France.
¿Fueron ustedes a México?
Did you all go to Mexico?
Preterite sentences with fui
Preterite sentences with fuiste
Preterite sentences with fue
Preterite sentences with fuimos
Preterite sentences with fueron
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Use of Ser
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