using pret perfecto when english uses past simple

SandraB1Kwiziq community member

using pret perfecto when english uses past simple

hi the Link to the wider lesson on this isnt working. When will it be available?

Im currently working on the idea that (in Spain) spaniards use the present perfect (when English would use the simple past) when there is a sense that the verb happened in the recent past, or otherwise related to the present in some way. e.g  you SAW the film THIS week, we SAW your parents (maybe THIS morning), or they SAW the sunrise (last night).

is this right? 

Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Sandra,

This is a link that should take you to the lesson explaining the main differences between the preterite and the perfect tenses. I am sorry to hear you are experiencing some problems with links. We will try to sort it asap.

https://progress.lawlessspanish.com/revision/grammar/when-to-use-the-perfect-versus-the-simple-past-tense-in-spanish-perfecto-vs-indefinido

 

using pret perfecto when english uses past simple

hi the Link to the wider lesson on this isnt working. When will it be available?

Im currently working on the idea that (in Spain) spaniards use the present perfect (when English would use the simple past) when there is a sense that the verb happened in the recent past, or otherwise related to the present in some way. e.g  you SAW the film THIS week, we SAW your parents (maybe THIS morning), or they SAW the sunrise (last night).

is this right? 

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