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Imperfect vs. preterite

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I am not sure if I should use the preterite or the imperfect tense with a frase like "It was important." Would I say "era importante" for "It was importante" or "fue importante" for this? I would also like to know why the imperfect or the preterite would be used with this frase.

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updated OCT 5, 2009
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Se puede usar ambos. Para ser correcto, el imperfecto indica que el asunto o la cosa era importante durante un período del tiempo. al opuesto, si la importancia fue de un tiempo fijo or corto sería mejor usar el pretérito .

updated OCT 5, 2009
edited by 002262dd
posted by 002262dd
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