Hola! For the most part I understand when to use the imperfect (an action repeated often in the past), and when to use the preterite (a quick one time kind of thing). I would like to understand why the RS flashcard sentence "La fiesta *estuvo* buenisima" uses the preterite instead of the imperfect "La fiesta *estaba* buenisima"? Thanks for any clarity you might be able to provide (I've noticed the same problem in French, and have never really been able to figure out why). Muchas gracias! Jim
Knowing when to Use Preterite or Imperfect?
February 22, 2009
February 23, 2009
I think it's because the party has been completed and is not still ongoing. Can anyone confirm?