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  • Imperfect Progressive and Preterite
  • Imperfect Progressive and Preterite• Do you remember the present progressive?• It’s used when a person wants to say that an action is happening “right now.”
  • Imperfect Progressive and Preterite• It uses the present tense of estar + the present participle.• No puedo ir al cine. Estoy estudiando para el examen.
  • Imperfect Progressive and Preterite• To describe something that was taking place over a period of time in the past, use the imperfect progressive, which uses the imperfect tense of estar + the present participle.
  • Imperfect Progressive and Preterite• Estaba esquiando cuando me caí y me torcí la rodilla.• I was skiing when I fell and sprained my knee.
  • Imperfect Progressive and Preterite• The present and imperfect progressive tenses use the same irregular present participles.
  • Imperfect Progressive and Preterite• Remember, to form the present participle of -ir stem-changing verbs, e changes to i and o changes to u:
  • E>Idecir? seguir?diciendo siguiendopedir? servir?pidiendo sirviendorepetir? vestir?repitiendo vistiendo
  • O>Udormir?durmiendo
  • I>Y• For the following -er verbs, the I of -iendo changes to y:• creer?• creyendo • traer?• leer? • trayendo• leyendo
  • Imperfect Progressive and Preterite• When you use pronouns with the imperfect progressive, you can put them before estar or attach them to the participle.
  • Imperfect Progressive and Preterite• ¿Qué estaba haciendo cuando te cortaste?• Estaba afeitándome.• Or• Me estaba afeitando.
  • Imperfect Progressive and Preterite• Note that the imperfect progressive describes what was taking place while the preterite tells a specific occurance in the past or interrupts the action.
  • Imperfect Progressive and Preterite• Ella estaba corriendo cuando se lastimó el tobillo.