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Here are all three regular preterite verb forms together: hablar comer vivir hablé comí viví hablaste comiste viviste habló comió vivió hablamos comimos vivimos hablasteis comisteis vivisteis hablaron comieron vivieron Note: The nosotros forms for -ar and -ir verbs are the same in both preterite and present tenses: hablamos, vivimos . [Review This Topic] Here are all three regular imperfect verb forms together: hablar comer vivir hablaba comía vivía hablabas comías vivías hablaba comía vivía hablábamos comíamos vivíamos hablabais comíais vivíais hablaban comían vivían [Review This Topic] Generally speaking, the preterite is used for actions in the past that are seen as completed, while the imperfect tense is used for past actions that did not have a definite beginning or a definite end.
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Juan habló dos horas. Juan spoke two hours. (action completed) Las chicas hablaban en inglés. The girls used to speak in English. (no definite beginning or end) Another way to view this is that the preterite tells us specifically when an action took place, while the imperfect tells us in general when an action took place. [Review This Topic] The preterite is used in the following situations: For actions that can be viewed as single events For actions that were repeated a specific number of times For actions that occurred during a specific period of time For actions that were part of a chain of events To state the beginning or the end of an action [Review This Topic] The imperfect is used in the following situations: For actions that were repeated habitually For actions that "set the stage" for another past action For telling time For stating one's age For mental states (usually)
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