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  • 1. More Expressions
    acabar de volver a time expressions with “hacer”
  • 2. Index
    Verbs + Infinitive 3-11
    Acabar de + Infinitive 5-8
    Volver a + Infinitive 9-11
    Time Expressions with “Hacer” 12-23
    Hacer - concept “how long” 13-18
    Hacer- concept “ago” 19-22
  • 3. Verb + Infinitive
    in Spanish, many useful expressions are
    formed by combining two verbs.
    the first verb is conjugated, while the
    second verb remains in the infinitive form.
  • 4. Verb + Infinitive
    Yovoy a viajar a España. (ir)I am going to travel to Spain.
    Túacabas de comer. (acabar)You have just eaten.
    Juan puedenadarcadadía. (poder)Juan can swim every day.
    Maríavuelve a leer el libro. (volver)María reads the book again.
  • 5. Acabar de + Infinitive
    One such expression combines the verb
    acabar(conjugated) with an infinitive.
    The preposition "de" is always used.
  • 6. Acabar de + Infinitive
    to have just done something
    (in the very recent past)
  • 7. Acabar de + Infinitive
    Nosotrosacabamos de leer el libro.We just read the book.
    Vosotrosacabáis de escribirunascartas.You-all havejustwritten some letters.
    Ellosacaban de nadar en el mar.They havejustswum in the ocean.
  • 8. Acabar de + Infinitive
    Acabo dellevar a mi hermana a su casa.I justtook my sister to her house.
    Acabas de invitara muchasmuchachas.You havejustinvited many girls.
    Cristina acaba de conversar con mi mamá.Christina hasjustspoken with my mom.
  • 9. Volver a + Infinitive
    Another expression combines the verb
    volver(conjugated) with an infinitive.
    The preposition “a" is always used.
  • 10. Volver a + Infinitive
    to do something again
    (past, present and future)
  • 11. Volver a + Infinitive
    Vuelvo a leer el libro.I read the book again.
    Cristina havueltoa conversar con mi mamá.Christina has spokenwith my mom again.
    Ayer, volvióanievar.
    Yesterday, it snowedagain.
    Mañana, volveráallover
    Tomorrow it will rain again.
  • 12. Time expressions with “HACER”
    “HACER" can be used to indicate:
    1 – “how long” you have been doing something.
    2 - The concept of "ago."
  • 13. Time expressions with “HACER”
    ”how long” you have been
    doing something”
  • 14. Time expressions with “HACER”
    Hace dos añosqueestudioespañol.
    I have been studying Spanish for two years.
  • 15. Time expressions with “HACER”
    hace+ time + que + present
  • 16. Time expressions with “HACER”
    Hacecincoañosqueellasestudianinglés.
    They have been studying English for five years.
    Hacetres años que no visitamosEspaña.
    We haven't visited Spain for three years.
  • 17. Time expressions with “HACER”
    Another way to use the verb "hacer" to express
    the same thing:
    present + desdehace+ time
  • 18. Time expressions with “HACER”
    Estudioespañoldesdehaceun año.
    I have been studying Spanish for one year.
    No estudioinglésdesdehacedos años.
    I haven't studied English for two years.
  • 19. Time expressions with “HACER”
    the concept of "ago"
  • 20. Time expressions with “HACER”
    Haceuna hora que se durmió.
    He fell asleep an hour ago.
  • 21. Time expressions with “HACER”
    hace+time + que + preterit
    or
    preterit + hace+time
  • 22. Time expressions with “HACER”
    Hace un año queestudiéespañol.
    I studiedSpanishoneyear ago.
    Estudiéespañolhaceun año.
    I studied Spanish one year ago.
  • 23. Time expressions with “HACER”
    The time expression must be specific
    amount of time:
    hours weeks days
    months years etc
    You cannot use time adverbs such as
    "yesterday" or "this morning".