Double Spanish Preterit Conjugation of "Responder"?
I am working on the Past-Tense Verbs skill in Spanish, and I found out while studying the verb "responder" (to respond) that there are two options for each preterit conjugation.
That probably didn't make sense, so here's an example:
If I wanted to say "I answered," my options for conjugation are Yo respondí or Yo repuse. If I were to say "He replied," it's either Él respondió or Él repuso.
Is there a correct way to conjugate this verb, depending on what I'm trying to say? I would really appreciate if someone could offer some input; I have a test coming up and it would really help. Thanks!
Repuse is preterite for reponer, not responder. http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/reponer http://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/responder
Oh! Apparently spanishdict.com is wrong, then . . . http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/responder#conjugation
Muchas gracias :)
One only uses repuso when the meaning is to respond to an invitation, request, or claim.
(Select the RAE definition and read the morphological note with definition #7.)