Why is this being marked incorrectly?

NelsonC1Kwiziq community member

Why is this being marked incorrectly?

Te ________ hasta que me aburrí y me fui.I was waiting for you until I got bored and left.

Twice now I have entered 'estaba' but the correct answer is shown to be 'estuve'. I thought that when an action is either interrupted or where there is no specific beginning or end, it's the imperfect. Can you please clarify? Thank you.

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hi Nelson

This sentence needs the Indefinido Progresivo (estuve esperando) because this: "hasta que me aburrí" (until I got bored) is marking the end of that action (estar esperando). However we can see that it is a bit ambiguous and one could take it as another action interrupting the first one.

We will add an extra note to this lesson to reflect those cases.

Saludos

Inma

NelsonC1Kwiziq community member
Mil gracias por la respuesta

Why is this being marked incorrectly?

Te ________ hasta que me aburrí y me fui.I was waiting for you until I got bored and left.

Twice now I have entered 'estaba' but the correct answer is shown to be 'estuve'. I thought that when an action is either interrupted or where there is no specific beginning or end, it's the imperfect. Can you please clarify? Thank you.

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