Llevar seems more flexible?

DC1Kwiziq community member

Llevar seems more flexible?

It seems that the llevar construction from B1 Spanish is more flexible?

For example if I want to say "He had been working with his dad for a few months", then I could write:

  Él llevó trabajando con su papá por unos meses.

  Por unos meses él llevó trabajando con su papá. 

  Él llevó trabajando por unos meses con su papá. 

Far more forgiving grammatically than the hacía constructions.

Asked 9 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Dapo,

Using llevar + gerund is a similar construction to "hace/hacía + time + que..", but bear in mind that when we use the construction with llevar + gerund, not all tenses are acceptable. We tend to use the present or the imperfect (llevo, llevaba). Here is our lesson on this topic if you want to have a look.

Un saludo

Inma

Llevar seems more flexible?

It seems that the llevar construction from B1 Spanish is more flexible?

For example if I want to say "He had been working with his dad for a few months", then I could write:

  Él llevó trabajando con su papá por unos meses.

  Por unos meses él llevó trabajando con su papá. 

  Él llevó trabajando por unos meses con su papá. 

Far more forgiving grammatically than the hacía constructions.

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