imperfect and preterite help

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Two events that occurred  simultaneously  =  imperfect Escuchaba  la música de Juanes mientras  estudiaba . I listened to Juanes (music)  while  I studied.   One   event was taking place ( imperfect ) when another interrupted;  background information/event in progress  +  specific event  in the past. Mirábamos   la tele cuando  sonó  el teléfono .         We were watching TV when the phone rang. Más usos del imperfecto: Ongoing actions in the past Leía  en casa anoche  a las 9:00. I was reading at home last night at  9:00. Habitual actions in the past ( I used to… ) Jugaba  al  escondite. English equivalents for imperfect: I used to study  - I was studying… (while + imperfect)  (when + 
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