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Unformatted text preview: Using thepre riteand te im rfe t e s!!! pe ct nse Now that we know two forms used for the past tense, the preterite and the imperfect. Let’s look at how each is used. The preterite tells you about an action that started and ended at a definite time. Viajé a Costa Rica el verano pasado. I traveled to Costa Rica last year. traveled Viví en España un año. I lived in Spain one year. lived Comieron una pizza anoche. They ate a pizza last night. They ate The imperfect tells about past actions without saying when they begin or end. Todo el mundo dormía. Everybody was sleeping. Everybody was La chica cantaba. The girl was singing. The was Mi padre trabajaba en el banco todos los Mi días. días. My father worked in the bank everyday. My worked “Was+ing and Were+ing” Other Imperfect uses: The sentences don’t tell you when the action The started and ended. Also, with age, time, weather, and background events of a story. weather, Práctica 1. A las dos anochem he ana (ce ce i rm nó, naba) con una am iga. 2. Los hom s (m bre iraron, m iraban) una pe lícula. 3. Aye yo (hice hacía) la tare a las cinco por la noche r , a . 4. Nosotros (bailam bailábam e la discote Marie os, os) n ca la t odos los vie s. rne 5. Mi abue sie pre pó, tre la m (tre paba) a los árbole s. 6. Tú (tuviste te , nías) catorceaños cuando e e m jor ras l e jugador debalonce sto. ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/16/2011 for the course SPAN 109 taught by Professor Kratky during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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