Imperfect Progressive

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Imperfect Progressive

  1. 1. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite
  2. 2. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite <ul><li>Do you remember the present progressive? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s used when a person wants to say that an action is happening “right now.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite <ul><li>It uses the present tense of estar + the present participle . </li></ul><ul><li>No puedo ir al cine. Estoy estudiando para el examen. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite <ul><li>Estaba esquiando cuando me caí y me torcí la rodilla. </li></ul><ul><li>I was skiing when I fell and sprained my knee. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite <ul><li>The present and imperfect progressive tenses use the same irregular present participles. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite <ul><li>Remember, to form the present participle of -ir stem-changing verbs, e changes to i and o changes to u : </li></ul>
  8. 8. E > I <ul><li>decir? </li></ul><ul><li>diciendo </li></ul><ul><li>pedir? </li></ul><ul><li>pidiendo </li></ul><ul><li>repetir? </li></ul><ul><li>repitiendo </li></ul>seguir? siguiendo servir? sirviendo vestir? vistiendo
  9. 9. O > U <ul><li>dormir? </li></ul><ul><li>durmiendo </li></ul>
  10. 10. I > Y <ul><li>For the following -er verbs, the I of -iendo changes to y: </li></ul><ul><li>creer? </li></ul><ul><li>creyendo </li></ul><ul><li>leer? </li></ul><ul><li>leyendo </li></ul><ul><li>traer? </li></ul><ul><li>trayendo </li></ul>
  11. 11. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite <ul><li>When you use pronouns with the imperfect progressive, you can put them before estar or attach them to the participle. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite <ul><li>¿Qué estaba haciendo cuando te cortaste? </li></ul><ul><li>Estaba afeitándo me . </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Me estaba afeitando. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite <ul><li>Note that the imperfect progressive describes what was taking place while the preterite tells a specific occurance in the past or interrupts the action. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Imperfect Progressive and Preterite <ul><li>Ella estaba corriendo cuando se lastimó el tobillo. </li></ul>

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