How is the tense like in "fue interrogada" called?

KlausB2Kwiziq community member

How is the tense like in "fue interrogada" called?

I have the following sentence: "La sospechosa fue interrogada por la mañana."

How is this tense called? Checking your nice overview https://spanish.kwiziq.com/spanish-tense-names here, I have guessed it to be one of the Los Pasados Progresivos forms https://spanish.kwiziq.com/spanish-tense-names - but it seems to be different by using "fue" and not "estar". 

Any help would be appreciated.



Asked 3 months agoSpanish Tense Names
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Horst

This is the passive, i.e. using the verb to be (ser) conjugated plus a past participle as in: he is watched, she was attacked, they have been shot... etc

So, this sentence is using the passive in the indefinido:

La sospechosa fue interrogada por la mañana.

The suspect was interrogated in the morning.

Saludos

Inma

MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Have a look at the lesson -Forming the passive voice with ser + participle (+ por) (passive - simple tenses)

KlausB2Kwiziq community member

Thanks to both of you, I really appreciate your help and answers.

How is the tense like in "fue interrogada" called?

I have the following sentence: "La sospechosa fue interrogada por la mañana."

How is this tense called? Checking your nice overview https://spanish.kwiziq.com/spanish-tense-names here, I have guessed it to be one of the Los Pasados Progresivos forms https://spanish.kwiziq.com/spanish-tense-names - but it seems to be different by using "fue" and not "estar". 

Any help would be appreciated.



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