El imperfecto

Report
EL IMPERFECTO Y EL PRETÉRITO
Timeline of tenses
Imperfecto
Pretérito
Presente
El Pretérito

Used for…
Completed actions
 Something you did once/a few times
 Interruptions

El Imperfecto

Used for…
Repeated actions
 Descriptions
 Feelings
 Background events
 “used to”
 Age
 Time

BIC DRUWIT

BIC is for the preterite
B- beginning action
 I- interruptions
 C- completed action

BIC DRUWIT

DRUWIT is for the imperfect
D-
descriptions
R- repeated actions
U- used to…
W- while/was or were -ing
I- Inside emotions
T- Time & tener expressions
Ejemplos
1.
2.
3.
Siempre yo (jugar) en el parque.
Mientras tú (leer), yo cociné la
cena.
Mi casa (tener) diez ventanas y
mucho espacio.

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