Do we use "iba" to show intention?

MarcosB1Kwiziq community member

Do we use "iba" to show intention?

It seems like two of the examples use the imperfect to express an intended action.

¿Ibais a Ibiza para vuestra luna de miel?

Iban de vacaciones a una isla bonita.

In English we would say this as "Were you going to go..." and "They were going to go..."  We don't know if these actions were ever completed or not, so it makes sense to use the imperfect tense.

Is this a valid interpretation and use of the imperfect tense?  Thanks.


Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Marcos,

Yes, you are right! 

Here is a lesson precisely on that. 

I hope it helps.

Saludos

Inma

Do we use "iba" to show intention?

It seems like two of the examples use the imperfect to express an intended action.

¿Ibais a Ibiza para vuestra luna de miel?

Iban de vacaciones a una isla bonita.

In English we would say this as "Were you going to go..." and "They were going to go..."  We don't know if these actions were ever completed or not, so it makes sense to use the imperfect tense.

Is this a valid interpretation and use of the imperfect tense?  Thanks.


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