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sobre sus respuestas con su compañero de
silla.
Let’s Remember
PRETERITE
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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
IMPERFECT
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For actions that are repeated
habitually
Weather
Attitude
Age
Appearance
(settings/descriptions)
Location
Emotion
Time
Endings
PRETERITE
person
IMPERFECT
AR
yo
é
ER
IR
person
AR
ER
IR
í
í
yo
aba
Ía
Ía
tú
aste
iste
iste
Tú
abas
ías
ías
Él, ella,
ud.
ó
ió
ió
Él, ella,
ud.
aba
ía
ía
nosotros
amos
imos
imos
nosotros
ábamos
íamos
íamos
vosotros
asteis
isteis
isteis
vosotros
abais
íais
íais
Ellos.
Ellas,
uds.
aron
ieron
ieron
Ellos.
Ellas,
uds.
aban
ían
ían
Frequency Words
PRETERITE
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ayer (yesterday)
anteayer (the day before
yesterday)
anoche (last night)
el otro día (the other day)
entonces (then)
esta mañana (this morning)
esta tarde (this afternoon)
la semana pasada (last week)
el mes pasado (last month)
el año pasado (last year)
de repente (suddenly)
IMPERFECT
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a veces (sometimes)
cada día (every day)
de vez en cuando (from time to
time)
generalmente (usually)
muchas veces (many times)
nunca (never)
por un rato (for awhile)
siempre (always)
todas las semanas (every week)
todos los días (every day)
todo el tiempo (all the time)
mientras (while)
The Break Down (in English)
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Well, it was Tuesday, and I was
walking through the park. As I was
following a path through the trees, I
suddenly fell to the ground. I tripped
over a rock. I laughed to myself
because I was afraid someone would
have seen me fall.
The Breakdown Continued
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If we want to say… was ___ing or used to do
 We
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use the IMPERFECT
If we want to say… did once, aka talked (with the
_____ed)
 We
will use the PRETERITE
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