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The Progressive Tenses Por: Señora Aguilera
¿Qué es? Progressive in English – ing endings Literally means it is in progress I am running. (right now) He was eating. (at that moment in the past) Progressive is used more in English than Spanish Spanish present and imperfect tenses can also mean it is/was currently in progress
Revista del verbo estar PresenteImperfecto Yoestoyestaba Túestásestabas Él, ella Ud.estáestaba Nosotrosestamosestábamos Ellos, ellas, estánestaban Uds.
Para Formar 1. Estar Conjugated to correct form Either present or imperfect 2. Verb stem Take off –ar,-er or –ir 3. Attach new ending -ando for –ar verbs -iendo for –er & -ir verbs Yo estoy escribiendo. Él estaba hablando. This new verb form is called a gerundo (gerund).
Too many vowels! When an –er or –ir verb stem ends in a vowel (leer, creer) use –yendo so there isnt -eie- Nosotros estamos leyendo. Irregular Ir Ir - yendo
Stem changers Follow preterit stem change rules 1. Only –ir verbs 2. Only if they stem-changed in present 3. Only o-u and e-i changes Dormir – durmiendo Pedir – pidiendo Preferir – prefiriendo
Extras Negative – no goes before estar No estaban jugando bien. Pronouns (reflexive, etc) – can go before estar or after gerund Yo me estaba reyendo. (separate words) Ellos están escondiendose. (attached to make 1 word)
Practica 1. They are playing. 2. You were sleeping. 3. I was eating. 4. He is laughing. 5. We were not looking for our shoes. 6. She is worring too much. (tanto) 7. They are not taking a bath. 8. You were going to the park.
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