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You know when I search "Pretérito perfecto" that supposed to be "hube hablado" ect. I always find grammar lessons in Spanish, but they talk about the "he hablado", "has habado"...ect. Is there some mistake on this site?

Wikipedia.org - Pretérito perfecto

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updated SEP 21, 2009
posted by NikkiLR

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Nikki, where did you see this:

The preterite perfect is very rare in spoken Spanish - it is found almost exclusively in formal writing such as literature. It can only be used after expressions like apenas, cuando, después de que, and tan pronto como, that mean "when" or "as soon as." Its non-literary equivalents are the preterite and pluperfect.

This is not correct.

updated SEP 21, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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HI NIkki, pretérito perfecto and pretérito anterior are two different tenses.

This is the anterior, which is not used nowadays:

Se forma con el pretérito perfecto simple o pretérito indefinido del verbo auxiliar, seguido del participio del verbo principal o auxiliado: Cuando hubo terminado de hablar, se fue. El pretérito anterior ha caído en desuso en español, siendo reemplazado en todos los registros salvo el culto por otra forma verbal como el pretérito pluscuamperfecto, el pretérito perfecto simple o indefinido, o incluso el infinitivo. El matiz de anterioridad inmediata a menudo se conserva cambiando el complemento circunstancial de tiempo por uno que indique esa inmediatez: Cuando había terminado de hablar, se fue. En cuanto terminó de hablar, se fue. Nada más terminar de hablar, se fue.

updated SEP 21, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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The Spanish preterite perfect or past anterior is used to indicate an action in the past that occurred just before another action in the past.

Yes, like you said, some refer to it as the "pas anterior".

I found out that some call the two tenses the same name (well at least some sites say so...). The difference is the one that uses hube, hubiste, ect. is used for formal writing, and the other is used for speaking and/or writing. Both pretty much have the same meaning.

updated SEP 20, 2009
edited by NikkiLR
posted by NikkiLR
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Yes, there are lots of errors with regards to the names of the tenses in Spanish on this site. Though there are different names around already, you can trust the names that you see here.

Good luck. smile

updated SEP 20, 2009
posted by Vikingo
The tense with "hube" etc. isn't listed there, but is called "pretérito anterior". - Vikingo, SEP 20, 2009
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