spanish 211 preterit review sheet

spanish 211 preterit review sheet - Subject and Direct...

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Subject and Direct Object Pronouns a direct object (complemento directo) usually receives the action of the verb directly. It answers the question whom? Or what? Notice that when the direct object refers to a specific person or to a loved animal, the personal a precedes it. The personal a is not usually used after the verb tener: Tengo una hermana. o No encuentro las llaves o No encuentro a mi hijo o No encuentro a mi perro The direct object pronouns are: me, te, lo, la, nos, os, los, las Use direct-object pronouns: o Before a conjugated verb o After and attached to the infinitive The Preterit As you studied in previous Spanish courses, in order to speak about the past you need both the preterit (preterito) and the imperfect (imperfecto). In general terms, the preterit is dynamic and active and is used to move the narrative along while talking about the past. –ar and –er stem changing verbs do not have a stem change in the preterit o -ar endings: e, aste, o, amos, asteis, aron o -er and -ar endings: i, iste, io, imos, isteis, ieron Timelines can help you understand the uses of and relationships between different tenses o To denote a completed state or an action o To express the beginning of a past action o To express the end of a past action o To express an action or state that occurred over a specific period of time. This time period is, many times, overtly expressed in the sentence
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SPN 211 taught by Professor Ericsalva during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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