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THE TWO PAST TENSES PRETERITE V. IMPERFECT. EL IMPERFECTO.

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1 THE TWO PAST TENSES PRETERITE V. IMPERFECT

2 EL IMPERFECTO

3 CHEATED CONTINUOUSTIME HABITUALEMOTIONS CHILDHOODDESCRIPTION ENVIRONMENT AGE

4 She was watching the battle. The princess used to go on picnics every Sunday. As a child, the King played with toy soldiers. It was hot and rainy. The warrior was 21 years old. It was 2:00 in the afternoon. She hated the old man her father wanted her to marry. The warrior was tall, dark, and handsome.

5 CLUES USED TOA MENUDO GENERALMENTEDE VEZ EN CUANDO SIEMPREMUCHAS VECES LOS VIERNESCADA DÍA TODOS LOS DÍASMIENTRAS FRECUENTEMENTEUSUALMENTE DE NIÑOANTES CUANDO ERA JOVENDE PEQUEÑO

6 EL PRETÉRITO

7 A SINGLE, COMPLETED PAST ACTION ACTIONS WITH A CLEAR BEGINNING OR END ACTIONS IN A SEQUENCE INTERRUPTIONS

8 The army lost the battle. It began to rain. They ended the war in They ran to the castle, jumped the moat, and stormed the gates. The princess was reading when the handsome young prince entered to save her.

9 CLUES DID, EDFINALMENTE EL VIERNES PASADOPOR FIN EL ANO PASADOANOCHE AYERFINALMENTE ANTEAYERYA DE REPENTEA LAS DOS DE PRONTOUN DÍA UNA VEZALGUNA VEZ

10 THE SKELETON OF A STORY

11 THE FLESH OF THE STORY

12 CUANDO IMPERFECT + CUANDO + PRETERITE The Princess was sitting in the tower WHEN the prince rescued her. They were fighting WHEN the king arrived. Were you crying WHEN she died?

13 MIENTRAS IMPERFECT + MIENTRAS + IMPERFECT The princess was knitting while the prince was fighting. The men were carrying off the loot while the women were watching. The volcano was erupting while the prince was proposing.

14 PRETERITE OR IMPERFECT??? She was bathing when the doorbell rang. They used to spend the summers at the beach. He killed the enemy. Did you feel like playing chess? They often studied together. Juan went to the movies, ordered popcorn and turned off his cell phone. They were singing while the others were dancing. She was wearing a beautiful red gown.


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