2Imperfect Progressive and Preterite Do you remember the present progressive?It’s used when a person wants to say that an action is happening “right now.”
3Imperfect Progressive and Preterite It uses the present tense of estar + the present participle.No puedo ir al cine. Estoy estudiando para el examen.
4Imperfect Progressive and Preterite To describe something that was taking place over a period of time in the past, use the imperfect progressive, which uses the imperfect tense of estar + the present participle.
5PUT THIS TWO TOGETHER ESTAR IMPERFECT TENSE PROGRESSIVE YO ESTABA TU ESTABASEL ESTABANOSOTROS ESTĂBAMOSELLOS ESTABANAR-BAILAR- BAILANDOER-BEBER- BEBIENDOIR-VIVIR- VIVIENDO
6Imperfect Progressive and Preterite The present and imperfect progressive tenses use the same irregular present participles.
7Imperfect Progressive and Preterite Remember, to form the present participle of -ir stem-changing verbs, e changes to i and o changes to u: