using the preterite + hace

ElviraB1Kwiziq community member

using the preterite + hace

Ella se mudó allí hace dos meses.   Is this correct?  The lesson says we can't use the preterite with hace + time.

Asked 2 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Elvira,

this sentence is correct:

"Ella se mudó allí hace dos meses." 

What we are saying at the end of the lesson is that you cannot use the Perfect tense (not the simple past tense = sometimes called the Preterite) with "hace ..... que ....", which is a different structure. So, for this same sentence you would say:

Ella se mudó hace dos meses. (correct)

She moved there 2 months ago.

Hace dos meses que ella se vive allí. (correct)

She has lived there for 2 months.

Hace dos meses que ella se mudó allí. (correct)

She moved there 2 months ago.

BUT

Hace dos meses que ella se ha mudado allí. (incorrect)

There is a lesson explaining the use of "hace + length of time" (without que)

Have a look here.

Saludos

Inma

using the preterite + hace

Ella se mudó allí hace dos meses.   Is this correct?  The lesson says we can't use the preterite with hace + time.

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