At this point, you've reviewed many types of verb and verbal constructions in the context of the present tense. The next few chapters will review other tenses — the past, future, conditional, and compound tenses — as well as subjunctive and command moods.
Let's begin with the past tense. In Spanish, there are a few ways to express actions occurring in past tense. In addition to the compound past tenses, Spanish past tenses include preterite, imperfect, and past progressives.