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  1. The Imperfect Tense:Describing a Situation P. 219 Realidades 2

  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.

  3. 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.

  4. Imperfect Tense: Describing a Situation • To describe the situation or background information when something else happened or interrupted the ongoing action.

  5. Imperfect Tense: Describing a Situation • In these cases, the imperfect tense is used to tell what someone was doing when something happened (preterite.)

  6. Imperfect Tense: Describing a Situation • Todos mis parientes bailaban cuando llegamos. • All my relatives were dancing when we arrived.