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El Imperfecto!!!!!!. We have learned about the preterit now it’s time to learn about the other past tense…. Similarities to English grammar. The simple past The past progressive Either “would” or used to” . USES.

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El imperfecto
El Imperfecto!!!!!!

We have learned about the preterit now it’s time to learn about the other past tense….


Similarities to english grammar
Similarities to English grammar

  • The simple past

  • The past progressive

  • Either “would” or used to”


Imperfect tense powerpoint by ramon marti spanish iv student
USES

  • #1- When describing an action or state that keeps going, and going and going…….did I mention it keeps going?

    (but makes not reference to an exact beginning, duration, or end of the action)


Did you say example
Did you say example?

  • Cuando estaba en Puerto Rico, pasaba mucho tiempo con mi abuela.

    When I was at Puerto Rico, I spent a lot of time with my grandma.


It is also used to
It is also used to…..

  • Describe…..

    • Repeated

      • Habitual

        • Continuous Actions

          BUT REMEMBER EVENTS IN THE PAST!!!!!!!!!!!


For example
For example….

  • Cuando era un austronauta, me ponía un traje muy gracioso.

  • When I used to be an astronaut, I would put on a very funny outfit (lol funny).


Another use can be
Another use can be…..

  • To describe two things happening at the same time.


For example dot dot dot
For example (dot, dot, dot)

  • Monchito escuchaba al perro ladrar mientras se preparaba para comenzar a correr.

  • Monchito heard the dog bark, as he prepared himself to begin running.

    • (….and get the HECK out of there!!!!)


And lastly the imperfect can be used when
AND lastly the IMPERFECT can be used when…..

  • One action interrupts another

  • BUT THERE IS A TRICK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • The action the interrupts is in the PRETERIT

    • While the interrupted action is in the IMPERFECT


Confuse here is an example
CONFUSE?????(here is an example)

  • Miraba al cielo cuando vio un metiorito acercarce. (HAY DIOS MIO!!!!!)

  • She looked at the sky as she saw a meteorite come closer.

  • Miraba the interupted is in the imperfect

  • Vio the INTERUPTER is in preterit




The end of this exciting presentation
THE END OF THIS EXCITING PRESENTATION

  • One fact to know:

    • Mexican’s LOVE churros. So please if you are Mexican or not please go eat a churro.

      This presentation has been brought to you by…

      Ramón Marti


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