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Time Expression with Hacer (asking / telling how long something has been going on)
Time Expression with Hacer Describes an action that began in the past and has continued into the present time and may continue in the future. ex: I have been living in SC for 20 years.
Time Expression with Hacer Formula Hace + time+ que+ Pronoun + present tense verb I have been studying Spanish for 3 years. Hace tres años que yo estudio español. They have been studying English for 5 years. Hace cinco años que ellos estudian inglés.
Practice Use: Hace + time+ que+ Pronoun +present tense verb 1. Ellos / correr / 2 meses. They have been running for 2 months. 2. Yo / jugar al golf / 3 días. I have been playing golf for 3 days. 3. Tú / cocinar / 3 años. You have been cooking for 3 years.
Time Expression with Hacer Answers Use: Hace + time+ que+ present tense verb 1. Ellos / correr. 2 meses. They have been running for 2 months. Hace dos meses que ellos corren. 2. Yo / jugar al golf / 3 días. I have been playing golf for 7 days. Hace siete días que yo juego al golf. 3. Tú / cocinar / 3 años. You have been cooking for 3 years. Hace tres años que tu cocinas.
Time Expression with Hacer To make it a negative expression, add no to the pattern in front of the conjugated verb. Hace + time+ que+ Pronoun + NO present tense verb
Hace + time+ que+ Pronoun +NO present tense verb Yo / no estudiar español / un año I have not studied Spanish for a year. Hace un año que yo no estudio español.
How do you ask what length of time an action has been taking place? ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que + pronoun + present tense verb? ¿Cuánto may change if the vocabulary for time is masculine or feminine and singular and plural. Ex: ¿Cuántas semanas hace que visitas NY?
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! How long has your mom been cooking?.
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! My mom has been cooking for 2 hours.
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! How long have the students been taking notes?
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! The students have been taking notes for 15 minutes.
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! How long have you and Pablo been friends?
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! Pablo and I have been friends for 20 years.
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! How long is it since you called?
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! I haven’t called for a many years.
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! How long has your father been working In the garden?
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! My father has been working in the garden all morning.
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! How long has your sister been studying for the Spanish test?
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! My sister has been studying for three hours for the Spanish Test.
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! How many years have you been taking piano lessons?
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! I have been playing piano for 3 years and 5 months.
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! How long have you been married?
¡PRACTIQUEMOS! We’re married for more than 20 years.