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M. L.A2Kwiziq community member

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Yo ________ que sí. Why is the answer he dicho and not hube dicho? I thought hube dicho is in Pretérito Perfecto and he dicho is in the present perfect. The quiz question says to answer in Pretérito Perfecto. 

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InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Mollie

The Spanish tense that we call "El Pretérito Perfecto" is the English "Present Perfect":

Yo he trabajado mucho hoy I have worked a lot today

Ella ha ido a Madrid She has been to Madrid

Nosotros hemos escuchado atentamente We have listened carefully

etc

The tense you are referring to: hube dicho, hubo dicho, hubiste dicho... is a different one that is hardly used nowadays. This is called the Pretérito Anterior, which in English is generally referred to as the Past Perfect. This would be: I had worked a lot, she had been to Madrid, We had listened carefully. For this, we use the Pluscuamperfecto:  

Yo había trabajado mucho.

Ella había ido a Madrid 

Nosotros habíamos escuchado atentamente 

Here is a table with all tenses and their names in Spanish and English. We understand it can be a bit confusing with so many different names, so this table is a good reference to look at in case of doubt. I hope it's useful. 

Saludos

Inma

Rebekah R.C1Kwiziq community member

Is there a way I can put the table of tenses in my notebook?

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Test question

Yo ________ que sí. Why is the answer he dicho and not hube dicho? I thought hube dicho is in Pretérito Perfecto and he dicho is in the present perfect. The quiz question says to answer in Pretérito Perfecto. 

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