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The Imperfect Tense: Describing a Situation P. 219 Realidades 2

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The Imperfect Tense: Describing a Situation P. 219 Realidades 2
The Imperfect Tense:
Describing a Situation
P. 219
Realidades 2
Imperfect Tense:
Describing a Situation
The imperfect tense is also used:
To describe people, places, and
situations in the past
La casa de mis abuelos era
enorme. Tenía cinco dormitorios.
Imperfect Tense:
Describing a Situation
To talk about a past action or
situation when no beginning or
end is specified
Había mucha gente en la casa
para el aniversario de mis
abuelos.
Imperfect Tense:
Describing a Situation
To describe the situation or
background information when
something else happened or
interrupted the ongoing action.
Imperfect Tense:
Describing a Situation
In these cases, the imperfect
tense is used to tell what
someone was doing when
something happened (preterite.)
Imperfect Tense:
Describing a Situation
Todos mis parientes bailaban
cuando llegamos.
All my relatives were dancing
when we arrived.
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