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Old June 07, 2009, 08:50 PM
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The reason is that an action in progress was interrupted. The progressive tenses are used to convey 'being in the very act of doing something'.

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Old June 07, 2009, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Elaina View Post
Why can't it be..........Estudiaba cuando entró el profesor.... (it's an incomplete sentence sounds right to me. Would I be breaking a grammar rule?


It's a matter of style to avoid it, but it's a right sentence, and to my mind, gramatically correct as well.
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Old June 08, 2009, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by irmamar View Post
En España no se usa "estar retrasado" para decir que llegas tarde. Una persona retrasada es una persona que no se ha desarrollado bien.

El autobús va retrasado o va con retraso.
Yo llego tarde, voy con retraso o me retraso.
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Old June 08, 2009, 04:43 PM
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I believe that the sentence correctly written is Estube hasta tarde, I feel that the build of the verb wasn't the more correct without this word hasta, this word complete the sentence and sound well.
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