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al + infinitive = on ..... -ing

e.g., al ver = on seeing

had just .....
use acabar in the imperfect + de
acababa de + infinitive
e.g., acababa de ver = i had just seen

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how to express action that started in the past but still going on

present tense + desde hace + length of time

translates: i/you/we/they Have Been ***-ing *** for ***

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hace + length of time que *** (verb in present tense)
example: hace tres años que estudio español

present tense of llevar + length of time+ gerund
example: llevo tres años estudiando español

present tense + desde hace + length of time
example:
comemos desde hace dos horas
we have been eating for 2 hours

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Before .....ing

antes de + infinitive

4

after.......ing

después de + infinitive

5

on.........ing

al + infinitive

6

had just.......

acababa/acababas/acabamos/acababan de + infinitive

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action that began in the past and is still going on
(construction)

verb present tense + desde hace + length of time
hace + length of time + que + verb present tense
present tense llegar + length of time + verb gerund