Recordar in El Pretérito Imperfecto

Steve

Kwiziq community member

6 November 2018

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Recordar in El Pretérito Imperfecto

In one of the quizes  engish scentence "After the blow, you didn't remember anything" one is asked to conjugate recordar in the El Pretérito Imperfecto tense.  I used "recordaba" but this was marked as incorrect.  recordabas was marked as corrrect. Why is the "You formal" conjugation not correct for the above scentence? 

This relates to:
Conjugate regular -ar verbs in El Pretérito Imperfecto (imperfect) -

Korbel

Kwiziq community member

6 November 2018

6/11/18

Recordaba would be correct if they asked for "you" usted (formal). But,  the question was specific to  "you"  Tú (informal.) 

Steve

Kwiziq community member

6 November 2018

6/11/18

The spanish given was "Después del golpe, no  <select>  nada." , where one had to select for a list of answers.  There is nothing in above spanish that appears to indicate that the statement is addressed to an aquientance vs. stranger in a formal situation. How can one tell the correct conjugation is for "Tú"?  Is there maybe an informal rule of some sort I missed?

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

7 November 2018

7/11/18

Hi Steve,

You are right. There is nothing telling you whether you need the informal or formal form. I added this to the hint: "Conjugate the "tú" form of "recordar" in El Pretérito Imperfecto.", so it is clear now which one we are asking for. 

Gracias y un saludo,

Inma

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