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Unformatted text preview: The question created in the following formula is used to ask how long ago something occurred: Question structure formula: Cunto tiempo hace + que + preterite Cunto tiempo hace que conociste a Berto? How long ago did you meet Berto? The formula used to state how long ago something occurred is similar to the formula used to ask the question. The verb following que is in the preterite tense because it happened at a specific time. This idiomatic expression indicates how long ago the verb in the preterite was done. Sentence structure formula: Hace + time + que + preterite Hace dos aos que conoc a Berto. I met Berto two years ago. (It makes two years that I met Berto.) Hace un mes que Carmen lleg . Carmen arrived a month ago. (It makes a month that Carmen arrived.) To ask a question about how long something had been going on, use the following question formula:...
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09