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. certificar
  2. colocar
  3. dedicarse
  4. fabricar
  5. marcar
  6. practicar
  7. secarse
  8. sofocar
  9. calificar
  10. empacar