Why Imperfecto?

JeffB1Kwiziq community member

Why Imperfecto?

I don't understand why this is preterito imperfecto. "The little ones ate sweets and sandwiches at the party" does not sound like it's describing a situation. It sounds like an action completed in the past, therefore preterito indefinido. "The little ones were eating sweets and sandwiches at the party" sounds like it's describing a situation - but that's not what the question says.
Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Jeff

The translation in English has been changed to "were eating" so it reflects more the descriptive usage. I hope it helps.

Gracias y saludos

Why Imperfecto?

I don't understand why this is preterito imperfecto. "The little ones ate sweets and sandwiches at the party" does not sound like it's describing a situation. It sounds like an action completed in the past, therefore preterito indefinido. "The little ones were eating sweets and sandwiches at the party" sounds like it's describing a situation - but that's not what the question says.

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