a señora ________ esperando al médico durante 40 minutos. The lady was waiting for the doctor for 40 minutes.

Korbel

Kwiziq community member

10 October 2018

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a señora ________ esperando al médico durante 40 minutos. The lady was waiting for the doctor for 40 minutes.

Why was the English translation of the Spanish question misleading?.. It should have been written as.... The lady waited for the doctor for 40 minutes...

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

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

11 October 2018

11/10/18

Hola Korbel,

The translation in English is using the progressive tense "was waiting", therefore the tense in Spanish that is needed is also the progressive tense "estuvo esperando". 

With your suggestion "The lady waited for the doctor for 40 minutes." we wouldn't be showing the progression, which is what this lesson is about.

I hope this clarifies it.

Gracias y saludos

Inma

Korbel

Kwiziq community member

18 November 2018

18/11/18

Thank you.

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