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82 [eighty-two]

Past tense 2

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82 [ochenta y dos]

Pretérito 2

82 [eighty-two]

Past tense 2

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82 [ochenta y dos]

Pretérito 2

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Did you have to call an ambulance? ¿T------ q-- p---- u-- a---------?
Did you have to call the doctor? ¿T------ q-- l----- a- m-----?
Did you have to call the police? ¿T------ q-- l----- a l- p------?
   
Do you have the telephone number? I had it just now. ¿T---- (u----) e- n----- d- t-------? H--- u- m------ a-- l- t----.
Do you have the address? I had it just now. ¿T---- (u----) l- d--------? H--- u- m------ a-- l- t----.
Do you have the city map? I had it just now. ¿T---- (u----) e- p---- (d- l- c-----)? H--- u- m------ a-- l- t----.
   
Did he come on time? He could not come on time. ¿(É-) l---- a t-----? N- p--- l----- a t-----.
Did he find the way? He could not find the way. ¿E------- e- c-----? N- p--- e-------- e- c-----.
Did he understand you? He could not understand me. ¿T- e-------? N- m- p--- e-------.
   
Why could you not come on time? ¿P-- q-- n- p------ l----- a t-----?
Why could you not find the way? ¿P-- q-- n- p------ e-------- e- c-----?
Why could you not understand him? ¿P-- q-- n- p------ e---------?
   
I could not come on time because there were no buses. No p--- l----- a t----- p----- n- p----- n----- a------.
I could not find the way because I had no city map. No p--- e-------- e- c----- p----- n- t---- u- p----.
I could not understand him because the music was so loud. No p--- e--------- p----- l- m----- e----- d-------- a---.
   
I had to take a taxi. Tu-- q-- c---- u- t---.
I had to buy a city map. Tu-- q-- c------ u- p---- (d- l- c-----).
I had to switch off the radio. Tu-- q-- a----- l- r----.
   
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