On the watch portion of the lesson a time stage is set using the Imperfect Tense. I believe there is an inconsistency. The following 3 sentences are written and spoken:
- Eran las tres de la tarde durante el verano.
- Eran las nueve de la noche.
- Era las tres de la tarde. (here "Era" and is written "Eran" is spoken)
My question is: Shouldn't "Era" 3rd- prs.- sgl. Imperfect be used for all 3 cases? If not why'