Preterite or Imperfect

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Preterite or Imperfect? Preterite or Imperfect? You’ve probably realized  that Spanish has lots of  tricky “pairs”: Ser/estar Por/para Masculine/feminine Here’s another one: Preterite/imperfect
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Preterite Preterite Let’s review some of the main uses of  the preterite.  This verb tense is used  when we talk about a past action that happened one time  OR interrupted something already going on  OR was the beginning of an event  OR was the end of an event.
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Preterite Preterite To narrate completed actions that were  repeated a number of times. To narrate a sequence of completed past  actions. To narrate actions that happened within a  delimited period of time. Indirect Speech
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Past actions that happen once Past actions that happen once Juan se levantó a las 6:00. Gloria llegó tarde a clase. Fui a España el verano  pasado. ¿Hiciste la tarea?
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Interruptions Interruptions El teléfono sonó   [rang]  mientras  [while]  yo dormía.
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The beginning of an event Cristóbal Colón llegó a  las Américas en 1492.
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course SPA 1061 taught by Professor Trigo during the Spring '08 term at Saint Joseph's University.

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