Accent on hacíawhat is the last mark on hacía, if not an accent?

MaryB1Kwiziq community member

Accent on hacíawhat is the last mark on hacía, if not an accent?

I don’t understand what the last mark over the a in haciá is, if not an accent. Apparently, it would be better for me not to add any accents, rather than adding one and getting it wrong.

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Mary

Accents are important in Spanish and although we don't tend to penalise them completely in the lower levels, the system gives that answer as a "spelling mistake answer" so that you are aware of the accent. In some instances we have the same word with and without the accent, with two different meanings (the only difference being that accent and their pronunciation), e.g "hacia" vs "hacía" 

hacia without accent means "towards" 

hacía with accent is the verb hacer in the imperfect. 

Saludos

Inma

JohnC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hola Mary,

I wonder if this is about a typo. The accent is over the í not the "a.' All the accents in the pretérito imperfecto are over the "i." Or have you spotted an error?

Saludos. John

Accent on hacíawhat is the last mark on hacía, if not an accent?

I don’t understand what the last mark over the a in haciá is, if not an accent. Apparently, it would be better for me not to add any accents, rather than adding one and getting it wrong.

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