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Preterite vs. Imperfect: How to Choose the Correct Tense

Teach students to choose between preterite and imperfect tenses.

Simple 5 Question System for Choosing Preterite vs. Imperfect As Spanish teachers, we all know that one of the trickiest topics to teach is how to choose between the preterite and imperfect tenses.  For years, I watched students struggle with this concept and to be honest, when I was a newer Spanish teacher, I had a hard time figuring out which tense to choose, too. Since none of the techniques that I learned in school seemed to be working well…

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