pret indefinido progesivo versus imperf progesivo

NatashaB1Kwiziq community member

pret indefinido progesivo versus imperf progesivo


Hi there........so, am I getting this right: these two examples are in pret indefinido because they have an ASSUMED timeframe in the speakers' mind?Nosotros estuvimos hablando con los periodistas.Ellos estuvieron arreglando el grifo de la cocina.


Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Natasha

Yes, that's right. When using the Indefinido in "estuvimos", "estuvieron", this is seen by the speaker as something that is "completed", even though they are not using any specific timeframe that indicates that; as opposed to having used the Imperfecto "estábamos", "estaban" which would indicate a more "descriptive function", without having in mind the end of this action. 

Saludos

pret indefinido progesivo versus imperf progesivo


Hi there........so, am I getting this right: these two examples are in pret indefinido because they have an ASSUMED timeframe in the speakers' mind?Nosotros estuvimos hablando con los periodistas.Ellos estuvieron arreglando el grifo de la cocina.


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