Preterite Versus Imperfect in Spanish: Differences & Rules

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The following statement describes the essential difference between the preterite and the imperfect in Spanish:

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1. Which adverb is the only one in this list that doesn't typically accompany the preterite tense?

2. Which adverb is the only one in this list that doesn't typically accompany the imperfect tense?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you'll be able to quickly review your understanding of preterite and imperfect tenses in Spanish. The review covers when to use which and how to properly use each tense.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet are offered as way to review:

  • When the imperfect and preterite tenses are used in Spanish
  • Common rules when using these tenses
  • Conjugating the preterite and imperfect tenses

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - ensure you are able to understand the key differences in use and conjugation in the preterite and imperfect tenses
  • Information recall - check your knowledge on common rules when using the preterite and imperfect tenses
  • Knowledge application - apply what you know of preterite and past tenses to answer questions on the proper conjugation in Spanish

Additional Learning

If you feel you need to review these tenses with more detail, see the lesson, Preterite Versus Imperfect in Spanish: Differences & Rules. The lesson offers an overview of:

  • What the preterite and imperfect tenses are and when to use them
  • Common adverbs indicating preterite or imperfect tense
  • Specific cases that require the imperfect rather than preterite
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