MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

579 views

what is the difference between the perfect/imperfect/preterite tenses?

All three of these indicate actions which occured in the past, but vary depending on duration.

The perfect tense ( he hecho) is used for past events which have just happened and are relevant to the speaker in the present.

The imperfect tense (hablaba/comia/dormia) is used for past events which were repeated and are relevant to the speaker in the present.

The preterite tense is used for past events which occured in a closed time period, these can be single events, or repeated over time BUT the duration must be clearly defined and cannot continue into the present.

Emily D. Mentoring -Personal Statements- tutor, Uni Admissions Test I...

2 years ago

Answered by Emily, who has applied to tutor A Level Spanish with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

71 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£20 /hr

Franciska C.

Degree: English Language and Literature (Bachelors) - Oxford, St Anne's College University

Subjects offered:Spanish, German+ 4 more

Spanish
German
English
.MLAT (Modern Languages)
.ELAT
-Personal Statements-

“I am an experienced tutor studying English, and am also fluent in German and Spanish. ”

£20 /hr

Isaac S.

Degree: Biological Sciences with a Year in Continental Europe (Bachelors) - Birmingham University

Subjects offered:Spanish, Biology

Spanish
Biology

“Second year Biology and Spanish Student at the University of Birmingham soon to study in Madrid”

MyTutor guarantee

£20 /hr

Veronica G.

Degree: CHA: English Literature, Spanish with French (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered:Spanish, Russian+ 7 more

Spanish
Russian
French
English Literature
.MLAT (Modern Languages)
.ELAT
-Personal Statements-
-Oxbridge Preparation-

“About me: I have read English Literature, Spanish and French, as part of the Combined Honours in Arts programme at Durham University (graduated with 2:1 with Honours and a Year Abroad, Distinction in Spanish) and I am currently pursu...”

About the author

Emily D.

Currently unavailable: until 08/09/2015

Degree: Modern Languages Spanish and Italian (Bachelors) - Oxford, Magdalen College University

Subjects offered:Spanish, Maths+ 3 more

Spanish
Maths
Italian
English Literature
-Personal Statements-

“Top tutor from the renowned Russell university group, ready to help you improve your grades.”

MyTutor guarantee

You may also like...

Posts by Emily

How can I write a good essay in exam conditions?

How do I structure a Personal Statement?

What is the difference between the passato prossimo, the passato remoto and the imperfetto?

What is the difference between the passato prossimo, the passato remoto and the imperfetto? - See more at: https://www.mytutorweb.co.uk/tutors/secure/ta-yourexplanations.html#sthash.IFYOERg2.dpuf

Other A Level Spanish questions

How do I form the present subjunctive?

What are common A*/higher level phrases/fillers I can use in my speaking exam?

How do I know when to use saber or conocer?

How do I use the imperfect subjunctive?

View A Level Spanish tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok