Conjucations for acaba de

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Conjucations for acaba de

What are the rules for conjucating "acabe de"? Is it:

yo: acabo detu: acababas deel/ella/ud: acaba denosotros: acababamos devosotros: ?ellas/ellos/uds: acababan de

Asked 8 months ago
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Hola Celia

The conjugation of acabar de is that of an regular -ar verb in any tense. We haven't mentioned anything related to conjugation in the lesson as it is an idiomatic lesson. The examples you see in the lesson are mixed, some in the present (acabo de) and some in the imperfect (acababa de). These are the tenses normally used in this construction. So if you want to say "someone has just done something" you conjugate acabar in the present:

yo acabo de/ tú acabas de/ él acaba de / nosotros acabamos de/ vosotros acabáis de/  ellos acaban de

If you want to say "someone had just done something" then you conjugate acabar in the imperfect:

yo acababa de/ tú acababas de/ él acababa de / nosotros acabábamos de/ vosotros acababais de/  ellos acababan de

We will add a note to the lesson to make it a bit more clear.

Gracias y saludos

Inma

 

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¡Gracias Irma!

Conjucations for acaba de

What are the rules for conjucating "acabe de"? Is it:

yo: acabo detu: acababas deel/ella/ud: acaba denosotros: acababamos devosotros: ?ellas/ellos/uds: acababan de

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