Presentation on theme: "El pretérito: the preterit(e) Both Spanish and English have many different past tenses. The preterite tense expresses the absolute past about something."— Presentation transcript:
el pretérito: the preterit(e) Both Spanish and English have many different past tenses. The preterite tense expresses the absolute past about something that happened and is done and over.
Do not write…. Examples of different past tenses: I spoke (I did speak). Note: spoke = did speak I used to speak. I was speaking. I have spoken. I had spoken. I will have spoken. I would have spoken. Etc.
Conjugating the English preterite I spoke… She ate… He put… You ran… They fell… You all swam… He wrote… It hurt… We drew… We earned… He paid… Reported… She wasted… I talked… I corresponded… They skated… You texted… They e-mailed…
example escribíescribimos escribisteescribisteis escribióescribieron I wrote we wrote you wrote Y’all wrote he wrote she wrote you (formal) wrote they wrote y’all (formal) wrote
I ate last week. Comí la semana pasada. I made/scored a goal. Metí un gol. She opened the door. Abrió la puerta. We sold the bike. Vendimos la bicicleta. Y’all went out last night? ¿Salisteis anoche? They drank milk. Bebieron la leche.