Dominik
Are these both sentences correct? Paco y María limpiaban la cocina cuando apareció un ratón. Paco y María estaban limpiando la cocina cuando apareció un ratón. When to use these forms?
Nov 23, 2016 5:02 PM
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Hi Dominik! The second one it's like "cause and effect". When you say "Paco y María estaban limpiando la cocina", the person who is listening to you wait for the second part of the sentence. Estaban limpiando + complement. They were cleaning + when a mouse appeared.
November 24, 2016
Both sentences are correct and you can use them to say something in past.
November 23, 2016
Yes both are correct
November 23, 2016
Both sentences are correct BUT in different time forms: "Limpiaban" is in 3th person prural of imperfect "pretérito" "Limpiando" is in "Gerundio", normaly with the auxiliary verb "Estar", in this case "Estaban" (prural "Estar" form) Both mean exactly the same
November 28, 2016
both are correct
November 24, 2016
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