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El pretérito: the preterit(e) Both Spanish and English have many different past tenses. The preterite tense expresses the absolute past about something.

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1 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.

2 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.

3 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 ed…

4 -er & -ir conjugations -í-imos -iste-isteis -ió-ieronyonosotrostúvosotros élellaUd.ellosellasUds.

5 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

6 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.


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