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Verbs: tense forms and usage

The following sections contains explanations on how to form and when to use the various tenses of Spanish verbs. Most pages contain on-line exercises (Java required).

  • Introduction to Spanish verbs: overview of how the Spanish verb system works, highlighting in particular the notion of Spanish synthetic forms (words "fused together") vs English tendency towards analytic forms (using multiple words);
  • Present tense A look at the Spanish simple present tense, a one-word verb form often used to describe an action occurring at the time of speaking (he's working today), or a general state of affairs (he works in a shop).
  • Continous forms How to form a Spanish structure roughly equivalent to English ...ing forms.
  • Preterite How to form the Spanish simple past tense.
  • Imperfect tense A look at the Spanish imperfect tense, a past tense that focusses on the "middle" of an action rather than its completion.
  • Perfect tense A Spanish past tense used in a similar way to the English present perfect ("I have eaten"), to convey a completed event that is relevant to the present.
  • Future tense A tense used especially in more formal Spanish to make a statement about a planned or scheduled future event, or to make a supposition.
  • Conditional The rough equivalent of English would.
  • The Spanish subjunctive
  • The past subjunctive

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