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hubo/había with a set time

Steve

Kwiziq community member

6 April 2018

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hubo/había with a set time

“Maria told us there was a meeting at 4”

hubo is incorrect here, but I thought with a set time it became ‘hubo’? What am I missing? 

This relates to:
Using había to say there was / there were -

Silvia

Kwiziq language super star

6 April 2018

6/04/18

¡Hola Steve!


We are sorry about this mistake, it is true that we should use the indefinido instead of the imperfecto in this case with a set time. We have just changed that question to avoid more problems in the future. Thank you for your contribution! Silvia.

Steve

Kwiziq community member

6 April 2018

6/04/18

Perfect! I didn't report it as an error as I assumed I was wrong somehow :) thanks!

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

7 April 2018

7/04/18

Hi Steve, as Silvia said, that sentence was changed to avoid confusion, as this is a more general lesson about "había". However bear in mind that when you do more advance lessons you may find "habia" combined with time phrases that seem more appropriate with the preterite. Those are also correct; they will be of a more specific usage though. We will have more lessons about usage soon.


Saludos,


Inma

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