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In general, the preterite shows a completed action in the past, and the imperfect shows an ongoing or repeated action in the past. Following are steps to make studying the preterite / imperfect a little easier. Pretérito / Imperfecto. El Pretérito. ...works something like a still camera. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Pretrito / Imperfecto

    In general, the preterite shows a completed action in the past, and the imperfect shows an ongoing or repeated action in the past.

    Following are steps to make studying the preterite / imperfect a little easier...

  • Here are some phrases to give you an indication of preteritePretritoUna vezAnocheEl ao pasadoLa semana pasadaEl 4 de julioHace diez minutosEl martes por la nocheDe repenteEl lunesEsta maanaAyerEn seguida

  • Here are some phrases to give you an indication of imperfectImperfectoLos juevesGeneralmenteCada noche muchoTodos los dasTodo el tiempoEn el pasadoCada semanaMientras

  • Usos del pretritoShows a completed action

  • Usos del pretrito

    Focuses on the beginning or end of an actionEl coche par.Empez a llover

  • Usos del pretrito

    Interrupts a continuous actionMientras esquiaba, el chico choc con un rbol..

  • Usos del pretrito

    Generally used with the senses

  • Usos del pretrito Used with to mean ago

    Hace un ao que yo fui a Mxico. Fui a Mxico hace un ao.

  • Usos del pretritoUsed to show a series of completed actions.El hombre se despert,Se duch,y se visti..

  • Usos del imperfecto Shows continuous parallel action.El nio comamientras su mam se baaba..

  • Usos del imperfecto

    Shows habitual actions... used toCuando yo era joven, yo jugaba tenis..

  • Usos del imperfecto Used to talk about age

  • Usos del imperfecto Dates Used to tell time.

  • Usos del imperfectoShows an ongoing situation DescribesLa profesora llevaba una camiseta amarilla.Los estudiantes estaban en la clase de espaol.

  • Usos del imperfecto

    Used to express feelings El gato estaba alegre.

  • Pretrito / ImperfectoAnother way to think of the preterite / imperfect is to think of a stage...The imperfect is used as the background scenery and...

  • Pretrito / ImperfectoThe preterite is used to talk about what happened in the foreground...

  • Si tienes preguntas, pregntale a tu profesor(a)...Pretrito / Imperfecto

  • Pretrito / Imperfecto

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