I have always wanted to be a dentist.

AnnC1Kwiziq community member

I have always wanted to be a dentist.

Why isn’t this considered an action that started in the past and is still ongoing?

Asked 2 years ago
KentB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Good question Ann. I have always wondered the same. For LatAm Spanish, it feels like another nuance that could go either way depending on context or emphasis. Just my 2 cents without knowing the definitive answer. 

StevenB2Kwiziq community member

I've come to the conclusion that without more specific hints, such as which region or the distance in time, it is just not possible to answer these questions correctly. You have to either ignore the grade or memorize the question and answer.

StevenB2Kwiziq community member

I've come to the conclusion that without more specific hints, such as which region or the distance in time, it is just not possible to answer these questions correctly. You have to either ignore the grade or memorize the question and answer.

I have always wanted to be a dentist.

Why isn’t this considered an action that started in the past and is still ongoing?

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