tener vs. llevar

RC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

tener vs. llevar

These seem to have similar constructions for similar meanings (interim completion of an action that may continue). Is there a distinction between them I'm not getting? 

Asked 8 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola R

Tener and Llevar + participle are very very similar. I would say that it is when we use "llevar" that we convey that "having got to a point expecting to continue". Llevar + participle doesn't necessarily imply that but it depends on the specific sentence/context. 

Saludos

Inma

RC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Sorry, I think in your answer you wrote llevar twice when one instance was supposed to be tener, but I'm not sure which. 

RC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Sorry, could you please clarify?? 

tener vs. llevar

These seem to have similar constructions for similar meanings (interim completion of an action that may continue). Is there a distinction between them I'm not getting? 

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