Presentation on theme: "Preterite and Imperfect Verbs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Preterite and Imperfect Verbs …the tricky past is present
2 Uses for Preterite and Imperfect C completed actions: single actions or series of actionsF focus on beginning of an actionF focus on an actions coming to an endP physical or emotional statesH habitual actionsA ageT timeC continuing actionsO ongoing situationsW weather
3 Other situationsSomething was happening, when an action ‘interrupted’ it.The ongoing action is imperfect, and the action that ‘interrupts’ is preterite.In a long narrative.The part that seems to be descriptive, background info is imperfect, while actions and specific events are preterite.
4 (interruption of an ongoing action) PracticeWhile I was walking in Florida, I saw a gator (el caimán).Mientras caminaba en Florida, vi a un caimán.(interruption of an ongoing action)
5 Practice I left Florida, and went to Belize. It was sunny when I arrived!Salí de Florida, y fui a Belize. Hacía mucho sol cuando llegué.(action, weather, action)
6 Practice It was four o’clock when my mom sent me an e-mail. She was sad, because she missed (extrañar) me.Eran las cuatro cuando mi madre me mandó un .Estaba triste, porque me extrañaba.(time, action, emotion, emotion)