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The Imperfect Tense: Describing a Situation. P. 219 Realidades 2. Imperfect Tense: Describing a Situation. The imperfect tense is also used: To describe people, places, and situations in the past La casa de mis abuelos era enorme. Tenía cinco dormitorios.

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The imperfect tense describing a situation

The Imperfect Tense:Describing a Situation

P. 219

Realidades 2


Imperfect tense describing a situation
Imperfect Tense: Describing a Situation

  • The imperfect tense is also used:

  • To describe people, places, and situations in the past

  • La casa de mis abuelos era enorme. Tenía cinco dormitorios.


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Imperfect Tense: Describing a Situation

  • To talk about a past action or situation when no beginning or end is specified

  • Había mucha gente en la casa para el aniversario de mis abuelos.


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Imperfect Tense: Describing a Situation

  • To describe the situation or background information when something else happened or interrupted the ongoing action.


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Imperfect Tense: Describing a Situation

  • In these cases, the imperfect tense is used to tell what someone was doing when something happened (preterite.)


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Imperfect Tense: Describing a Situation

  • Todos mis parientes bailaban cuando llegamos.

  • All my relatives were dancing when we arrived.


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