Is I gave di or dió?
I have an old course (Living Language Conversational Spanish) that teaches that there is an accent on the last letter of di (I gave), dio (he/she/it gave) fui (I went) and fue (he/she/it went). I have not seen this in any other course. Is it that the law has changed or is this a peculiarity of Castilian Spanish as opposed to Latin American Spanish? Or is it that Living Language simply has it wrong?
Di. is i gave.
Back in the late 50's or early 60's the R. A. E. revised the rules for "diacritical" accents (tildes that do not reflect pronunciation but serve a grammatical purpose). Books published before (or around) that time may reflect the older usage.
Di = I gave. No accent mark. I associate "dio" with Ronnie James Dio. Makes it easier to remember. I have some random associations with some words.