Why is this being marked incorrectly?

Nelson

Kwiziq community member

9 July 2018

2 replies

Why is this being marked incorrectly?

Te ________ hasta que me aburrí y me fui.I was waiting for you until I got bored and left.

Twice now I have entered 'estaba' but the correct answer is shown to be 'estuve'. I thought that when an action is either interrupted or where there is no specific beginning or end, it's the imperfect. Can you please clarify? Thank you.

This relates to:
El Imperfecto progresivo vs El Indefinido progresivo (was +ing) -

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

10 July 2018

10/07/18

Hi Nelson

This sentence needs the Indefinido Progresivo (estuve esperando) because this: "hasta que me aburrí" (until I got bored) is marking the end of that action (estar esperando). However we can see that it is a bit ambiguous and one could take it as another action interrupting the first one.

We will add an extra note to this lesson to reflect those cases.

Saludos

Inma

Nelson

Kwiziq community member

10 July 2018

10/07/18

Mil gracias por la respuesta

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