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Joining verbs with  cuando   The conjunction  cuando  is almost always followed by the preterite tense because it indicates the  specific moment of the action of the verb that follows it. The other verb in the sentence may be an  ongoing action that is interrupted by the preterite verb. In such cases, the ongoing verb is in the  imperfect tense.  Sentence structure formula: Imperfect   cuando   preterite   Alicia trabajaba  cuando yo  entré  en la oficina.  Alicia was working when I entered the office. Just like sentences using  mientras,  the sentence order can be switched around, but the verb  following  cuando  will be conjugated in the preterite tense, regardless of where it is placed in the  sentence.  Sentence structure formula:  Cuando   preterite , imperfect   Cuando yo  entré  en la oficina, Alicia trabajaba When I entered the office, Alicia was working. As you can see in the previous example, when 
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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123 - . .Insuchcases,theon

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