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1 Entre familiaGramática 2 Repaso: Preterite Preview Preterite

2 Entre familiaGramática 2 Preterite Use the preterite to show that actions were begun or completed at specific times in the past. Time markers such as ayer, anoche, este fin de semana, and el verano pasado are often used with the preterite. Eduardo habló con Ana anoche.

3 Entre familiaGramática 2 Preterite The preterite is used with al + infinitive or en cuanto, which mark the beginning of an event or situation. Al oír las noticias, se puso a llorar. Upon hearing the news, she started crying. En cuanto supo la verdad, hizo las maletas y se fue. As soon as he found out the truth, he packed his bags and left.

4 Entre familiaGramática 2 Preterite These verbs have irregular stems in the preterite. The verbs ir and ser have the same irregular preterite forms: fui, fuiste, fue, fuimos, fuisteis, fueron. quis-querervin-venirpus-poner dij-decirtuv-tenerpud-poder traj-traersup-saberestuv-estar

5 Entre familiaGramática 2 Preterite The meaning of some verbs can change in the preterite. wouldnt, didnt mean to do not (doesnt) wantno querer: tried to, meant towant(s)querer: found out, realizedknow(s)saber: met, first sawknow(s)conocer: preterite present


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