Unformatted text preview: hacía are used to express “for.” In negative (-) sentences, hace and hacía are used to express “since.” Hace is used with the present tense to express since in a present time context. Hacía is used with the imperfect tense to express since in a past time context. Ejemplos : + Hace mucho tiempo que vivo en Chicago. I’ve lived in Chicago for a long time (and I still do) .-Hace dos años que no voy al cine. It has been two years since I’ve gone to the movie theater. + Hacía mucho tiempo que vivía en Chicago. I’d been living in Chicago for a long time (when ____ ocurred) .-Hacía dos años que no iba al cine. It had been two years since I went to the movie theater (when I finally went) ....
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- Spring '10
- Spanish, Grammatical tense, Romance languages, hace, Hace una semana