Category: Uses

Spanish preterite – First Conjugation Verbs

First Conjugation Verbs (ar)   The infinitives of regular Spanish verbs end in -ar, -er, or -ir. Those endmg in -ar are first-conjugation verbs. To form the preterit, called the pretérito, of such verbs in Spanish, do the following:

Spanish preterite – Uses and features

Uses and features The preterit describes the past as a completed action. The preterit may report on past events as complete units of time. It may focus on the beginning, the end, or the entire event. Use 1 The preterit can focus on the beginning of an action, for example: Juan empezó el examen a las 9 am.  (Juan started the exam at 9 am) Use 2 The preterit can focus also…