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Verbos como querer, creer en el pasado

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Transcript of Verbos como querer, creer en el pasado

Pg. 181 (cont.)
Use the imperfect to talk about continuous action in the past.
pg. 180
Verbs that deal with mental activities or conditions are usually expressed in the imperfect tense in the past.
The Most Common of These Verbs

creer to believe

desear to wish for

querer to want
tener ganas de to feel like
sentir to feel
pensar to think

preferir to prefer
poder to be able to
saber to know
gustar to like
Sample Sentences
Anoche
volví
a casa y
envíe
unos correos electrónicos.
Sample Sentences
El sabia lo que preferiamos.
He knew our preference.

Yo tenia ganas de salir.
I had wanted to leave.
pg. 181
Whether to use the preterite or imperfect depends on whether the seaker us describing an action completed in the past or a continuos action.
Verbos como
querer
,
creer
en el pasado

use the preterite to express actions that began and ended at a specific time in the past
Luego
pase
un rato navegando la red.
Y a eso de las nueve
fui
a ver la tele.
I returned home and I sent some emails.
Then I spent some time browsing the net
And at nine o'clock I went to watch TV.
Cada noche
volvía
a casa y
enviaba
unos correos electrónicos.
Every night
he returned
to home and
sent
some emails.
Luego
pasaba
un rato navegando la red.
Then he spent a while surfing the net .
Y después
iba
a la sala donde
veía
la tele.
And then he went to room where he watched the TV.
El
hablaba
con sus abuelos cada semana.
Ella siempre
navegaba
la red.
Yo siempre
me acostaba
tarde.
Repeated Action
Completed Action
El
hablo
con sus abuelos la semana pasada.
Ella
navego
la red anoche.
Pero anoche
me acosté
temprano.
He spoke
with with his grandparents every week.
She always
sailed
network.
I always
slept
late.
He spoke with his grandparents last week.
She
sailed
the network last week.
Last week I went to bed early.
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