Imperfecto Vs Indefinido

HarshB1Kwiziq community member

Imperfecto Vs Indefinido

"El anuncio decía que" shouldn't we use "Indefinido" here, as the action we're talking about was done yesterday. We are not describing here?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Harsh

The imperfect is used here in "el anuncio decía.." because this is seen more as a descriptive situation (as in the ad "was saying..."), background information. 

Here are two lessons that will help.

Imperfect to describe past 

Imperfect vs Preterite 

Saludos

Inma

MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You are describing the advert in this sentence.

Imperfecto Vs Indefinido

"El anuncio decía que" shouldn't we use "Indefinido" here, as the action we're talking about was done yesterday. We are not describing here?

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