Pretérito vs. imperfecto

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Contraste: perfectivo o imperfectivo

Práctica 40A (§40)

0. Yesterday the phone rang when I sat / was about to sit to have breakfast. 1. They went / were going to the market, they came back to get the shopping list. 2. S/he started reading the book and liked / was liking it... 3. I saw you when I went / was going up the stairs. 4. They were nervous and didn't know / weren't sure what to answer. 5. I opened the door but the dog refused / didn't want to get in. 6. The house was pretty. 7. The city was in ruins.

Práctica 40B (§40)

1. On Sunday, while I was watching a documentary comfortably, the phone rang. 2. It was Jorge, my boss. He told me he needed some advice. 3. On hearing his voice, I felt impacience, because I wanted to keep watching TV. 4. But I listened patiently everything he had to tell me. 5. When at last we finished the conversation, it was already five in the afternoon. 6. So I decided to go out for a while, because the afternoon was cool. 7. I walked for almost two hours and, when I returned home, it was time for dinner. 8. That's why I didn't finish the show I was watching when my esteemed boss called me.

Narración: la corbata

Práctica 40C (§40)