Imperfect Part III: Quiz #1

  1. Try substituting "was/were" "used to ..." or "would ..." (meaning "used to ...") for the verb in order to determine whether the tense should be imperfect or preterite.

  2. Choose the correct tense for the following general mental states and physical sensations.

  3. The following sentences all describe how things were, or what things were like. Which is appropriate, imperfect or preterite?

  4. Suggested writing exercise: Write a paragraph using ten different verbs in the preterite and/or imperfect.