using the present participle in the past

ElviraB1Kwiziq community member

using the present participle in the past

Is there a rule for choosing between the preterite + present participle and the imperfect + present participle eg:

Estuvimos hablando con la gente/Estábamos hablando con la gente

Asked 3 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Elvira,

yes, there is a difference in using one or the other in Spanish. Here is a lesson dealing with this precise topic. Have a look here.

I hope it helps.

Saludos

Inma

using the present participle in the past

Is there a rule for choosing between the preterite + present participle and the imperfect + present participle eg:

Estuvimos hablando con la gente/Estábamos hablando con la gente

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