Please explain why "están volviendo" is wrong...

ChanteA2Kwiziq community member

Please explain why "están volviendo" is wrong...

Los niños ________ en avión con sus abuelos. The children are returning by plane with their grandparents.HINT: Conjugate "volver" in El Presente
vuelven
están volviendo
Asked 7 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Chante

It is grammatically correct to use "están volviendo" but we are asking in the Hint to "Conjugate volver in El Presente" (not El Presente Continuo). The reason why we are using the continuous tense in the English translation (that I understand could create confusion) is because it would sound a bit strange to say in English "The children return by plane with their grandparents.". In English something that is happening at the present moment is expressed with the continuous tense but the Spanish is more flexible and could be using the simple present, like in this sentence. 

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

Please explain why "están volviendo" is wrong...

Los niños ________ en avión con sus abuelos. The children are returning by plane with their grandparents.HINT: Conjugate "volver" in El Presente
vuelven
están volviendo

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