It seems that de/a goes without the definite articles and desde/hast with definite articles when time is concerned. Is it correct?

EmanuelB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

It seems that de/a goes without the definite articles and desde/hast with definite articles when time is concerned. Is it correct?

Asked 7 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Emanuel

Generally speaking, yes. We tend to omit the definite articles with de/a and use them [when necessary] with desde/hasta. But you could also say: "De las diez a las doce estuviste dormido" (From ten to twelve you were asleep)  and that would also be correct (although less used) 

Saludos

Inma

EmanuelB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you. Could I also use estuviste durmiendo? Do you plan a lesson which would show when active and when passive participles are used. E.g. regarding dormir it seems to me a bit blurred.

It seems that de/a goes without the definite articles and desde/hast with definite articles when time is concerned. Is it correct?

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