va + infinitive As a beginner, I am interested in the use of this form of the preterite. In the information I've been reading I'm told that this form is rather reserved for oral speech. Yet, trying to read a local newspaper this morning (Barcelona area) I found multiple instances of this tense. So my questions are: is this a perfectly acceptable verb form? Would it be used in other places, like Valencia and Balearic islands? Thank you for your replies!