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"He hoped he had already found work."

Translation:Ele esperava que já tivesse encontrado trabalho.

September 3, 2013

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexTheTutor

Is it wrong to use "esperou" here? :o


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Yes.. "hope" shows an action that lasts for a while.... to show this"length" use "esperava"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nivkotzer

this explanation helps a lot! thanks


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/srshti

Hmm. "An action that lasts for a while." What other actions would follow this rule?

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