have met / was looking - pasado simple / perfecto

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by Marcia Kepler, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Marcia Kepler New Member

    tengo dudas (lo escrito en mayusculas) con las siguientes oraciones: 1) "I HAVE MET a lot of people in the last few days". Porqué utiliza el presente perfecto y no el pasado simple? 2) "Ann didn´t see me wave to her. She WAS LOOKING in the other directionporqué uso el pasado continuo y no el pasado simple? 3) "when jan HAD FINISHED her dinner, she sat down to watch TV"porqué va 1° pasado perfecto y leugo pasado simple? puede ir también pasado simple+ pasado simple? 4) "George looked very nice at the party. He WAS WEARING a very smart suit porqué va pasado continuo? puede ir tambien pasado simple? muy agradecida si me pueden dar una ayuda!
  2. sky599 Senior Member

    English, USA
    Bienvenido al foro!

  3. Marcia Kepler New Member

    muchas gracias, he resuelto esas dudas gramaticales !!
  4. MarieSuzanne Senior Member

    Cataluña, España
    Castellano - Argentina
  5. wanderlusty Member

    English - American
    What the others said is right, but also I think we use the pasado continuo in this case because her looking was happening during the waving.

    You could also say "George looked very nice at the party. He wore a very smart suit."

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