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¿Es mejor que uso el preterito o el imperfecto en la siguiente oración?

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Debido a eso, las políticas de los siglos XIX y XX influenciaban al idioma argentino en muchas maneras y ayudaban crear el lunfardo y la pronunciación que conocemos actualmente.

Muchas gracias por su ayuda!

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updated DIC 7, 2009
posted by Kerri

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The preterite seems better to me in both cases. This action is completed in the past, not habitual or ongoing in the past.

A simple trick suggested here that sometime helps you decide:

Substitue "was xxxxing" for the imperfect and "xxxed" for the preterite and see if one seems better than the other in that context. Hardly, a perfect rule, but sometimes helpful.

updated DIC 7, 2009
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
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Muchas gracias a todos!

updated DIC 7, 2009
posted by Kerri
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I agree with Qfreed. If your sentence had commenced with something like "Durante", which gives an ongoing perception, then the imperfect may have fitted in.

updated DIC 7, 2009
edited by Eddy
posted by Eddy
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