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Preterite vs. imperfect 1?
A. Choose between the preterite or the imperfect.

1. We wanted to buy the car.
QuisimosQueríamos comprar el auto.


2. The man refused to speak.
El hombre no quisono quería hablar.


3. They found out the news yesterday.
SupieronSabían las noticias ayer.


4. The boy knew she was coming.
El chico suposabía que ella venía.


5. We succeeded in lifting the piano.
PudimosPodíamos levantar el piano.


6. I met Juan five years ago.
Hace cinco años que conocíconocía a Juan.


7. I received a letter from my sister.
TuveTenía una carta de mi hermana.


8. Carmen used to have a house in Acapulco.
Carmen tuvotenía una casa en Acapulco.


9. Arturo tried to leave.
Arturo quisoquería salir.


10. Maria tried to eat.
María quisoquería comer.


11. The girls were able to go to the party.
Las chicas pudieronpodían ir a la fiesta.


12. The brothers received a message from their father.
Los hermanos tuvierontenían un mensaje de su padre.


13. The drunk refused to leave.
El borracho no quisono quería salir.


14. I knew him well.
Le ConocíConocía bien.


15. Jorge met a charming young lady.
Jorge conocióconocía a una simpática señorita.


16. At that time we knew the city very well.
En aquella época conocimosconocíamos muy bien la ciudad.


17. Alberto succeeded in reading the whole book.
Alberto pudopodía leer el libro entero.


18. I wasn't able to remember his name.
No pudepodía recordar su nombre.


19. Last night Juan found out the truth.
Anoche Juan suposabía la verdad.


20. The young ladies did not want to leave.
Las señoritas no quisieronno querían salir.

1. Queríamos comprar el auto.
2. El hombre no quiso hablar.
3. Supieron las noticias ayer.
4. El chico sabía que ella venía.
5. Pudimos levantar el piano.
6. Hace cinco años que conocí a Juan.
7. Tuve una carta de mi hermana.
8. Carmen tenía una casa en Acapulco.
9. Arturo quiso salir.
10. María quiso comer.
11. Las chicas pudieron ir a la fiesta.
12. Los hermanos tuvieron un mensaje de su padre.
13. El borracho no quiso salir.
14. Le conocía bien.
15. Jorge conoció a una simpática señorita.
16. En aquella época conocíamos muy bien la ciudad.
17. Alberto pudo leer el libro entero.
18. No pude recordar su nombre.
19. Anoche Juan supo la verdad.
20. Las señoritas no querían salir.

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  1. 11. I question this one because the Preterit pudieron translates as "managed" or "did go" vs. the imperfect podían = were able to

    Sometimes ONLY the speaker can justify which one is used.

    Same with #18 = no pude = I didn't manage/succeed vs no podía = I couldn't, wasn't able to

    I agree with all the rest.

    Sra

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