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Old January 22, 2015, 10:33 AM
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Preterite Vs Imperfect

El ambiente en el concierto era fantástico.
El ambiente en el concierto fue fantástico.

I understand both tenses are correct here, but which is more commonly used?
Would it be the Imperfect because we are 'describing' something in the past?

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Old January 22, 2015, 12:21 PM
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The use depends on what the speaker has in mind: either the time during the concert or the experience past.
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