PRETERITE: Irregular in the YO form: c - qu


These verbs are also called orthographic verbs, which means they change spelling in order to keep the pronunciation consistent.
Verbs that end in -CAR change the C to QU in the yo form. This change is made to keep the hard sound in the YO form.

busCAR busQUé

Sample verbs:

  1. acercarse
  2. atacar
  3. colocar
  4. marcar
  5. predicar
  6. secarse
  7. sofocar
  8. criticar
  9. complicar
  10. pescar