Hace (tiempo) que

Hace (tiempo) que

What's the difference between:

Hace ocho semanas que estudié.

y

Hace ocho semanas estudié.

I understand the first sentence from this lesson, but is the second one just incorrect or does it mean something else?

Asked 6 months ago
InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Gary,

There isn't really a difference between them in terms of meaning but we either say:

"Hace (lengh of time) que + Indefinido" or 

Indefinido + "hace (lengh of time), so: 

"Hace dos días que se fue." 

"Se fue hace dos días"

It would sound a bit odd to invert the last one and say "Hace dos días se fue".

I hope this helps.

Gracias

Inma

InmaKwiziq language super star

Hola Gary,

There isn't really a difference between them in terms of meaning but we either say:

"Hace (lengh of time) que + Indefinido" or 

Indefinido + "hace (lengh of time), so: 

"Hace dos días que se fue." 

"Se fue hace dos días"

It would sound a bit odd to invert the last one and say "Hace dos días se fue".

I hope this helps.

Gracias

Inma

¡Gracias!

Hace (tiempo) que

What's the difference between:

Hace ocho semanas que estudié.

y

Hace ocho semanas estudié.

I understand the first sentence from this lesson, but is the second one just incorrect or does it mean something else?

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