When working through the exercise, "En la televisión anunciaron nuevas medidas económicas …" was accepted as correct, but in the final version [which gets read to us at the end], "En la televisión anunciaban nuevas medidas económicas" was preferred... > This is not really a criticism or a question, because a good case can be made for each of those^ tenses - but you might like to cover that point to reassure us.
Freeform Writing Exercise B2
Both the preterite anunciaron or the imperfect anunciaban are equally correct, as the speaker could be talking about a finished action or a descriptive action. There is nothing in the text previous to that sentence that clearly triggers one or the other, so I will change it so it shows both alternatives as good ones. I hope that helps.
Note that, currently, the system shows one answer as the "best" answer and then a few more as also good answers. We are currently discussing about showing more than one "best answer" for cases like this. We may be rewording this soon.
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