10 Examples of Sentences in the Imperfect

Anthony Golden
10 Examples of Sentences in the Imperfect

The preterite It is one of the verb tenses used in Spanish to refer to events that occurred in the past. It is used for actions that have already been completed; This means that actions in the past have a certain beginning and end..

For example: The class started at one and it's over at two o'clock.

It should be noted that it is not necessary that the sentences contain the beginning and end of the activity explicitly.

For example: The class hard one hour.

In this case, it is inferred that the action started and ended.

Examples of sentences in the past tense

1- "Lyra support for hands in the lustrous hair of his daemon. At that moment or me sing to a nightingale in a corner of the garden and noticed that the breeze stirred her hair and the leaves of the trees ".

"Dark Matter: The Lacquered Spyglass" by Phillip Pullman.

2- "The queen let drop another drop of the bottle's contents onto the snow, and instantly showed up a round box, tied with a green silk ribbon, which, when opened, turned out have more than a kilo of the best Turkish delicacies ".

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C. S. Lewis.

3- "Mr. Sherlock Holmes accompanied in the car to the station, where I it gave your last orders and advice ".

"The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Arthur Conan Doyle.

4- "Once I was to the Summits, but no I could see her more since I know marched. Jose not me let happen. I He said that the lady was fine and that the master was out ".

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.

5- "I returned to wake up during the night; saw to Lucy asleep, but sitting on the bed and pointing to the window. I I raised cautiously and, drawing the blind, I I peeked".

"Dracula" by Bram Stocker.

6- "That particular morning, the day was gray and cloudy, something that upset the least to the Baudelaire youngsters ".

"A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Bad Beginning" by Lemony Snicket.

7- "Eragon se knelt down on a bed of trampled reed and scrutinized the tracks with an expert eye ".

"Legacy: Eragon" by Christopher Paolini.

8- “When Gregor Samsa was woke up one morning after a restless dream, it was found on his bed turned into a monstrous insect ".

"The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka.

9- "Howl no Return until late that night ".

"Howl's Moving Castle" by Diana Wynne Jones.

10- "Then I know or me a noise above, as if an iron bed were being dragged, and the furious, muffled growl of a great animal. At that moment the man speak again".

"The Island of Doctor Moreau" by H. G. Wells.

Verbs ending in -ar

Example: Jugar

I playedand

You playedaste

He playedor

We playedmasters

You playedAron

They playedAron

Verbs ending in -ir

Example: Saltto go

I come outí

Your saltyou are

The saltio

We saltgo

You come outthey went

They go outthey went

Verbs ending in -er

Example: Comer

I Comí

You eatyou are

The COMio

We comgo

You comthey went

They comthey went


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