Confusing Examples...

JimB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Confusing Examples...

In the lesson "Use Hace + length of time + que + El Indefinido "  we have this example:

-¿Dónde está Jaime? -Hace dos horas que se fue.
-Where is Jaime? -He left two hours ago.

In the lesson "When to use the perfect tense versus the simple past in European Spanish (Perfecto vs Indefinido)" we have this example:

Note: If you talk about time ago using hace then the tense will still depend on whether the event in question was 'today' or another day:

Lo he visto hace 2 minutos.
I saw him two minutes ago.

Are they both correct?  It they are, that tells me that when using "Hace + length of time + que + El Indefinido", we could either of these?

Jim Kurczewski

Asked 6 months ago
JimB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Does anyone from Lawless have an answer for this?

Confusing Examples...

In the lesson "Use Hace + length of time + que + El Indefinido "  we have this example:

-¿Dónde está Jaime? -Hace dos horas que se fue.
-Where is Jaime? -He left two hours ago.

In the lesson "When to use the perfect tense versus the simple past in European Spanish (Perfecto vs Indefinido)" we have this example:

Note: If you talk about time ago using hace then the tense will still depend on whether the event in question was 'today' or another day:

Lo he visto hace 2 minutos.
I saw him two minutes ago.

Are they both correct?  It they are, that tells me that when using "Hace + length of time + que + El Indefinido", we could either of these?

Jim Kurczewski

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