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Unformatted text preview: Ella caminó por el parque. She walked through the park. Ellos llegaron a las ocho. They arrived at eight o'clock. The preterite is used for actions that were repeated a specific number of times, or occurred during a specific period of time. Ayer escribí tres cartas. Yesterday I wrote three letters. Vivimos allí por cuatro años. We lived there for four years. The preterite is used for actions that were part of a chain of events. Ella se levantó, se vistió, y salió de la casa. She got up, dressed, and left the house. The preterite is used to state the beginning or the end of an action. Empezó a nevar a las ocho de la mañana. It began to snow at eight in the morning. The above examples all fall within our general rule for using the preterite: The preterite is used for past actions that are seen as completed....
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- Fall '10
- Grammatical tense, Grammatical number, Grammatical aspect, Inflection, salió de la casa