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En los ochenta, yo ________ vestir como Madonna.  In the eighties I wanted to dress like Madonna.  (HINT: Conjugate "querer" in El Pretérito Imperfecto.)  The  phrase "en los ochenta" looks strange to me, but apparently it is correct!  If I had been guessing, I would have guessed "las ochentas".
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InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Rick

Decades in Spanish (from Spain) are always said and written in singular (In Latin America it is also common to hear/write the plural: en los ochentas) and always with the article in masculine because it is referring to "the years":

"En los [años] setenta/ochenta/noventa"

Saludos

Inma

MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Decades in Spanish are always written in the singular.

Quiz question

En los ochenta, yo ________ vestir como Madonna.  In the eighties I wanted to dress like Madonna.  (HINT: Conjugate "querer" in El Pretérito Imperfecto.)  The  phrase "en los ochenta" looks strange to me, but apparently it is correct!  If I had been guessing, I would have guessed "las ochentas".

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