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hi everyone...

can someone tell me how to ask, how was your day...?
como estaba su dia'?
I'm not very good with past-tense...

Thanks!

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¿Qué tal te fue hoy?
¿Cómo te fue hoy?
¿Cómo lo pasaste hoy?
¿Cómo estuvo tu día?
This would be my order of preference.

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Informal way: ¿Cómo te fue hoy? or ¿Cómo estuvo tu día?
Formal way: ¿Cómo le fue hoy? ¿Cómo estuvo su día'

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¿Que tal te fue hoy?

¿Cómo te fue hoy?

¿Como lo pasaste hoy?

¿Como estuvo tu día?

This would be my order of preference.

What was your rationale for only putting the accent mark on one of the interrogative pronouns'

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hi everyone...

can someone tell me how to ask, how was your day...?

como estaba su dia'?

I'm not very good with past-tense...

Thanks!

Notice that the question was rendered with both Ser and Estar. Which one to use depends on the nuance of what you are trying to ask.

What was you day like? (quality, classification) with Ser. (long, short, sunny, cloudy, clear)
What adjective would you use to describe how you feel about your day? with Estar (boring, gloomy, miserable, invigorating, happy, etc. It describes your mood more than the characteristcs of the day.)

Now, explain why they all used the preterite rather than the imperfect past tense? Are you asking how was your day with no reference to its beginning or whether it has ended or how was you day now that it is over and completed? Probably not a fair question since I don't think you would use Estar even in the first situation. (you would probably ask how is your day progressing (going thus far) and use another verb such as ir, pasar, andar, etc.)

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¿Cómo te va hoy?
¿Cómo te está yendo hoy?
¿Cómo te ha ido hoy?
¿Cómo te fue hoy'

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What was your rationale for only putting the accent mark on one of the interrogative pronouns?

All the accents were used correctly. You cannot suppress any of them.

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Notice that the question was rendered with both Ser and Estar.

Not quite. The verbs were ir and estar. ¿Cómo te fue? means How did it go for you? As you know, the preterit conjugation is the same for ir and ser, and that's what misled you.

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What was your rationale for only putting the accent mark on one of the interrogative pronouns?

All the accents were used correctly. You cannot suppress any of them.

Lazarus, if you look at the quote in Quentin's post, you'll see that the last two como's are lacking the accent, so the accents in the original post were obviously added by editing after Quentin posted. Quentin was correct in pointing out what was surely just a careless error, which we all make.

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