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El Preterito Time: Time: refers to specific, completed past actions refers to specific, completed past actions Key Phrases: Key Phrases: Certain time (last.

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1 El Preterito Time: Time: refers to specific, completed past actions refers to specific, completed past actions Key Phrases: Key Phrases: Certain time (last night, yesterday at 4:00, last July 4 th ) Certain time (last night, yesterday at 4:00, last July 4 th ) certain number of times (once, 3 times) certain number of times (once, 3 times) Structure: Simple tense Structure: Simple tense verb stem + ending verb stem + ending

2 The Preterite Tense Fixed point in time Fixed point in time I called you at 3:00 I called you at 3:00 Specific number of actions Specific number of actions I called you five times I called you five times Enclosed amount of time Enclosed amount of time I worked for eight hours. I worked for eight hours.

3 Sometimes time is implied rather than stated. 1. I went to Johns party. 2. We ate at McDonalds. 3. The meeting was boring In the first 2 sentences, it is implied that the action happened once. In the first 2 sentences, it is implied that the action happened once. in the 3 rd, we can assume that the meeting, from beginning to end, was boring. in the 3 rd, we can assume that the meeting, from beginning to end, was boring.

4 Forming regular verbs in the preterite. -ar verbs. Drop the –ar and add the following endings -ar verbs. Drop the –ar and add the following endings yo hablé tú hablaste tú hablaste él habló -é-aste-ó -amos-aron nosotros hablamos ellos hablaron hablar (I spoke, you spoke, he spoke) hablar (I spoke, you spoke, he spoke)

5 -er and –ir verbs. Drop the –er or –ir and add the following endings -er and –ir verbs. Drop the –er or –ir and add the following endings -í-í-í-í-iste-ió -imos-ieron comer (I ate, you ate, he ate) comer (I ate, you ate, he ate) yo comí tú comiste tú comiste él comió nosotros comimos ellos comieron yo viví tú viviste tú viviste él vivió nosotros vivimos ellos vivieron vivir (I lived, you lived, he lived) vivir (I lived, you lived, he lived)

6 Orthographic Changes in Regular Verbs (Crazy yos!) verbs ending in gar; insert u before the e verbs ending in gar; insert u before the e yo llegué yo llegué verbs ending in car; change c to qu verbs ending in car; change c to qu yo busqué yo busqué verbs ending in zar; change z to c. verbs ending in zar; change z to c. yo almorcé yo almorcé


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