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Old November 06, 2008, 01:24 PM
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Ayer tuve clase

I know there's something wrong with this sentence, but I don't know how to make it right :/ Help?

"Ayer tuve clase de español un trabajo en grupo sobre la capital de España"

Basically, I'm trying to say that I had spanish yesterday and that we worked together in groups about the capital of Spain.. I know it's not right!!
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Ayer, en la clase de español, trabajamos en grupos para aprender algo de la capital de España.
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I know there's something wrong with this sentence, but I don't know how to make it right :/ Help?

"Ayer tuve clase de español un trabajo en grupo sobre la capital de España"

Basically, I'm trying to say that I had spanish yesterday and that we worked together in groups about the capital of Spain.. I know it's not right!!
I will correct you.

Ayer tube una clase de español, y tube que trabajar en grupo y nosotros hicimos una historia sobre la capital de España.


I know that it's different but, I feel to it's corrects because, your own text almost not sence in itself build.
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Tuve, not tube

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Ayer en mi clase de español, trabajamos en grupo para aprender sobre la capital de España.

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Tuve, not tube

Yes, you are right, I'm sorry for my mistake.
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Why is trabajamos used

instead of trabajábamos?
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The preterite tense was used because the working had an end.
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I was thinking present tense

forgot that the preterite had same ending.
What a jerk!
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Trabajamos=we had worked / we worked
Trabajabamos=we had been working/we were working

Tricky field, tenses. Also difficult for Spanish speakers, the english tenses. For example, the distribution going to vs will...lots of rules and at the end of the day a big percentage of sentences would admit both.
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