Imperfect with "antes de"

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Imperfect with "antes de"

This seems like a completed action, or at least a completed period of time:  

Él no veía nada antes de la operación.

Why do we use the imperfect here?

Thanks.

Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Marcos

here: 

Él no veía nada antes de la operación.

the imperfect is used because him not being able to see is an ongoing action, as opposed to something that happened within a limited time with an end. 

Saludos

Inma

Imperfect with "antes de"

This seems like a completed action, or at least a completed period of time:  

Él no veía nada antes de la operación.

Why do we use the imperfect here?

Thanks.

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