Example very unclear

Karen A2Kwiziq community member

Example very unclear

Tu novia y tú habéis estado comprometidos hasta este año.Your girlfriend and you have been engaged until this year.

The meaning is unclear to me — are they no longer engaged?  

Then, in my opinion,  the English should be:

..Your girlfriend and you.were engaged until this year, not have been. But maybe I do not understand what is being expressed in Spanish. In any case, the English sentence is not clear. 

Asked 10 months ago
PatB2Kwiziq community member

I agree with you, "have been" implies the action is continuing, "had been" implies that it has stopped. I would think in Spanish the latter would be: "Tu novia y tu estaban comprometidos hasta este año."

Stephanie B1Kwiziq community member

I came here because of that example, too. "Were engaged" or "had been" makes more sense to me, too.

Example very unclear

Tu novia y tú habéis estado comprometidos hasta este año.Your girlfriend and you have been engaged until this year.

The meaning is unclear to me — are they no longer engaged?  

Then, in my opinion,  the English should be:

..Your girlfriend and you.were engaged until this year, not have been. But maybe I do not understand what is being expressed in Spanish. In any case, the English sentence is not clear. 

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