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 10 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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