Lesson page called FORMING EL IMPERFECTO PROGRESIVO

Frankie B1Kwiziq community member

Lesson page called FORMING EL IMPERFECTO PROGRESIVO

The title of the page is:   forming el Imperfecto Progresivo con estar + gerundio  but the next paragraph jumps to the Pretérito Imperfecto:

“In the case of El Pretérito Imperfecto, this is how the progressive tense is formed.”

Is the pretérito imperfecto and the imperfecto progresivo the same tense, just a different name?

Thank you.

Frankie


Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Frankie

No, it refers to different things each time.

Each tense has a progressive form, for example:

The present tense: yo trabajo-> The present progressive: yo estoy trabajando

The pretérito imperfecto: yo trabajaba -> The imperfect progressive: yo estaba trabajando

etc

So we call El Pretérito Imperfecto or simply El Imperfecto to: trabajaba, caminaba, bebía, comía...

And El (Pretérito) Imperfecto Progresivo to the progressive form of the above:

estaba trabajando, estaba caminando, estaba bebiendo, estaba comiendo...

Here is a link with the progressive tenses. Have a look

Inma

Lesson page called FORMING EL IMPERFECTO PROGRESIVO

The title of the page is:   forming el Imperfecto Progresivo con estar + gerundio  but the next paragraph jumps to the Pretérito Imperfecto:

“In the case of El Pretérito Imperfecto, this is how the progressive tense is formed.”

Is the pretérito imperfecto and the imperfecto progresivo the same tense, just a different name?

Thank you.

Frankie


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