Tener Preterite Tense  

Preterite Tense Verb Tener - to have

Tener preterite conjugation

The verb tener (conjugation) means "to have". The preterite form of tener is irregular. The stem ten changes to tuv.

yo tuve (I had)
tuviste (you had)
Ud/él/ella tuvo (you/he/she had)
nosotros (as) tuvimos (we had)
vosotros (as) tuvisteis (you guys had)
Uds/ellos/ellas tuvieron (you all/they had)

Sentences using tener in the preterite tense

No tuve tiempo.
I did not have time.

¡Qué suerte tuviste!
What luck you had!

¿Cuándo tuvo el último examen físico?
When did you have your last physical examination?

El avión tuvo que hacer un aterrizaje forzoso.
The plane had to make a forced landing.

Os dijimos que no tuvimos tiempo.
We told you all that we didn't have time.

Mis abuelos tuvieron diez hijos.
My grandparents had ten children.

Preterite sentences with tuve
Preterite sentences with tuviste
Preterite sentences with tuvo
Preterite sentences with tuvimos
Preterite sentences with tuvieron

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