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Present Perfect or Past Perfect?

I'm practicing for an exam and this question came up: "Yo quería ver la nueva película pero mis amigos ya la __."

Would the answer be "han visto" or "habían visto"? I'm guessing habían visto, but I just want to make sure.

6 years ago

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The first verb in the sentence is in the past: "yo quería (wanted) ver la nueve película." To describe something that happened before that in the past you need the past perfect.

6 years ago

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6 years ago

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"Yo quería" is in the imperfect tense (a type of past tense). So yes, the answer would be "habían visto." Be careful with "Yo quería" because the difference between that and the conditional "Yo querría" is one letter (r).

6 years ago
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