Imperfect Progressive and
Preterite
P. 277
Realidades 2
Imperfect Progressive and
Preterite
• Do you remember the present
progressive?
• It’s used when a person wants to
say that...
Imperfect Progressive and
Preterite
• It uses the present tense of estar +
the present participle (ando/iendo).
• No puedo...
Imperfect Progressive and
Preterite
• To describe something that was taking
place over a period of time in the past,
use t...
Imperfect Progressive and
Preterite
• Estaba esquiando cuando me caí
y me torcí la rodilla.
• I was skiing when I fell and...
Estar--imperfect
Estaba estábamos
Estabas X
Estaba estaban
Imperfect Progressive and
Preterite
• The present and imperfect progressive
tenses use the same irregular present
particip...
Imperfect Progressive and
Preterite
• Remember, to form the present
participle of -ir stem-changing verbs, e
changes to i ...
E > I
decir?
diciendo
pedir?
pidiendo
repetir?
repitiendo
seguir?
siguiendo
servir?
sirviendo
vestir?
vistiendo
O > U
dormir?
durmiendo
I > Y
• For the following -er verbs, the I of
-iendo changes to y:
• creer?
• creyendo
• leer?
• leyendo
• traer?
• trayen...
Imperfect Progressive and
Preterite
• When you use pronouns with the
imperfect progressive, you can put
them before estar ...
Imperfect Progressive and
Preterite
• ¿Qué estabas haciendo cuando te
cortaste?
• Estaba afeitándome.
• Or
• Me estaba afe...
Imperfect Progressive and
Preterite
• Note that the imperfect progressive
describes what was taking place while
the preter...
Imperfect Progressive and
Preterite
• Ella estaba corriendo cuando se
lastimó el tobillo.
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  1. 1. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite P. 277 Realidades 2
  2. 2. 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.”
  3. 3. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite • It uses the present tense of estar + the present participle (ando/iendo). • No puedo ir al cine. Estoy estudiando para el examen.
  4. 4. 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 (ando/iendo).
  5. 5. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite • Estaba esquiando cuando me caí y me torcí la rodilla. • I was skiing when I fell and sprained my knee.
  6. 6. Estar--imperfect Estaba estábamos Estabas X Estaba estaban
  7. 7. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite • The present and imperfect progressive tenses use the same irregular present participles.
  8. 8. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite • Remember, to form the present participle of -ir stem-changing verbs, e changes to i and o changes to u:
  9. 9. E > I decir? diciendo pedir? pidiendo repetir? repitiendo seguir? siguiendo servir? sirviendo vestir? vistiendo
  10. 10. O > U dormir? durmiendo
  11. 11. I > Y • For the following -er verbs, the I of -iendo changes to y: • creer? • creyendo • leer? • leyendo • traer? • trayendo
  12. 12. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite • When you use pronouns with the imperfect progressive, you can put them before estar or attach them to the participle.
  13. 13. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite • ¿Qué estabas haciendo cuando te cortaste? • Estaba afeitándome. • Or • Me estaba afeitando.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite • Ella estaba corriendo cuando se lastimó el tobillo.

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