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Preterite vs. Imperfect
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To emphasize the start or completion of a past action, even, or state (physical or mental)
To narrate past actions that occurred within a delimited time period or that were repeated a number of times
To narrate a sequence of completed past actions (implying that one action or even finishes before the next begins)
To summarize opinions, attitudes, and beliefs about past physical and mental states, actions, and events
To provide background information, such as weather and time, in which events or actions evolved or occurred in the past
To describe actions in progress in the past without emphasis on when they started or ended
To express repetitive or habitual actions in the past (what one used to do)
To describe things or people (emotions, opinions, attitudes, or beliefs)
To anticipate what was going to happen with "ir a + infinitive"
To describe one's age
"I started to look for work a week ago"
"I had my first interview yesterday and they offered me a job"
"I stopped looking for work after accepting the job"
"I lived in San Antonio for two years"
"I visited my family in Monterrey many times"
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