Tenses to narrate the past

BonnieC1Kwiziq community member

Tenses to narrate the past

Según la declaración del testigo, el ladrón _____ por la ventana.  The correct answers were escapará and escaparía.  But why is escapa  not also correct?  I thought the present tense could be used to narrate past events in literature as well.
Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Bonnie

True, we do use the present sometimes to narrate past events so I changed that option from the menu.

Gracias y saludos

Inma

Tenses to narrate the past

Según la declaración del testigo, el ladrón _____ por la ventana.  The correct answers were escapará and escaparía.  But why is escapa  not also correct?  I thought the present tense could be used to narrate past events in literature as well.

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