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Chapter 10 - to be unable to “ to fail “ Relative...

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Chapter 10 Using the preterite and the imperfect Preterite Imperfect beginning/end of a past action completed action series of completed actions “interrupting” action main action in a larger event habitual/repeated action progress of a past action background details interrupted action background details of a larger event Verbs with different meanings in the preterite and imperfect Certain verbs take on a different meaning in the preterite form than in the imperfect and other forms Infinitive Preterite saber to know (facts, information) to find out conocer to know (people, places) to meet (for the first time) querer to want to try no querer not to want to refuse poder to be able to (do something) to succeed (in doing something) no poder
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Unformatted text preview: to be unable to ( “ ) to fail ( “ ) Relative Pronouns: Using que, quien(es), and lo que que: refers to things and people (that, which, who) quien(es): refers to people (whom, with whom) lo que: refers to a situation (with a subordinate clause) Es un buen médico que sabe mucho. He’s a good doctor who knows a lot. La mujer con quien hablaba era mi hermana. The woman with whom I was talking was my sister. No entiendo lo que dice. I don’t understand what he is saying . (subordinate clause) Expressing reciprocal actions with reflexive pronouns To express “each other”, use plural reflexive pronouns with verbs Nos queremos. We love each other. Se miran. They are looking at each other....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course SPA 1402 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '07 term at Baylor.

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