Preterite Of Irregular Verbs

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Preterite Of Irregular Verbs - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Mis padres  ________________la cena anoche. (hacer)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hicieron". In Spanish, the verb "hacer" means "to do" or "to make". In this sentence, it is conjugated in the past tense to agree with the subject "mis padres" (my parents). Therefore, "hicieron" is the correct conjugation of "hacer" for the subject "mis padres" in the past tense.

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  • 2. 

    La enfermera le ____________una inyección a Marcos. (poner)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "puso" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "poner" in the past tense. In this sentence, "La enfermera" (the nurse) is the subject, "le" is the indirect object pronoun meaning "to him," and "una inyección" is the direct object meaning "an injection." Therefore, the sentence translates to "The nurse gave him an injection."

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  • 3. 

    Mis amigas ____________a mi casa y vimos una película (venir)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "vinieron" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "venir" in the preterite tense for the subject "mis amigas" (my friends). The sentence is saying that my friends came to my house and watched a movie.

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  • 4. 

    Yo ________________en la sala de emergencia 4 horas. (estar)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "estuve". In this sentence, the verb "estar" is conjugated in the past tense to match the subject "yo" (I). The word "estuve" is the past tense form of "estar" and it means "I was". Therefore, the sentence translates to "I was in the emergency room for 4 hours".

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  • 5. 

    Carla no _______________estudiar porque estuvo enferma (poder)

    Explanation
    Carla was unable to study because she was sick. The verb "poder" in the past tense "pudo" indicates that Carla had the ability or opportunity to study, but she couldn't do it due to her illness.

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  • 6. 

    Nosotros _______________los materiales en la mesa. (poner)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "pusimos" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "poner" in the past tense for the subject "nosotros". The verb "poner" means "to put" or "to place", and in this sentence, it indicates that "we" put or placed the materials on the table.

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  • 7. 

    Los medicos ___________________ que ir al hospital. (conjugate the verb you think will work best in this blank)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tuvieron" because it is the past tense conjugation of the verb "tener" (to have) in the third person plural form. In this sentence, the doctors had to go to the hospital.

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  • 8. 

    ¿______________tú a la fiesta? (conjugate with a verb that makes sense)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "anduviste, viniste, estuviste." These are the correct conjugations of the verbs "andar" (to walk), "venir" (to come), and "estar" (to be) in the second person singular form. The question is asking "Did you _______ to the party?" and the verbs provided fit the context and make sense in the sentence.

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  • 9. 

    Marcos ____________tarde a la escuela hoy. (venir)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "vino." In Spanish, the verb "venir" means "to come." In this sentence, "Marcos" is the subject and "tarde a la escuela hoy" is the time frame or circumstance. The verb needs to agree with the subject, so the correct conjugation of "venir" for "Marcos" is "vino." This means that Marcos came late to school today.

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  • 10. 

    Marcos y Julia _____________que la capital de Costa Rica es San José.  (conjugate according to what makes sense to fill in the blank)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "supieron" because it is the preterite form of the verb "saber" which means "to know" in Spanish. In this context, Marcos and Julia already knew or found out that the capital of Costa Rica is San José.

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  • 11. 

    Vosotros _______ ir al centro comercial. (querer)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "quisisteis" because it is the conjugation of the verb "querer" in the past tense for the pronoun "vosotros". In this sentence, it means "you wanted" or "you all wanted" to go to the shopping center.

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  • 12. 

    Yo _________________ la verdad. (saber)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "supe" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "saber" in the first person singular past tense. In this sentence, "Yo supe la verdad" means "I knew the truth."

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  • 13. 

    Mi madre ___________ la mesa. (use context clues to figure out what verb fits best)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "puso". The context clues in the sentence indicate that the verb needed should be related to setting or arranging something. "Puso" is the past tense form of the verb "poner", which means "to put" or "to place". Therefore, it is the most suitable verb to complete the sentence, indicating that the mother set or arranged the table.

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  • 14. 

    El niño _______ comprar ropa nueva. (poder)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "pudo" because it is the preterite tense conjugation of the verb "poder" in the third person singular form. In this sentence, "El niño" is the subject, and the verb "pudo" indicates that he was able to or succeeded in buying new clothes.

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  • 15. 

    Tú ____________ que leer. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tuviste" because it is the second person singular preterite form of the verb "tener" (to have) in Spanish. The sentence is saying "You had to read."

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  • 16. 

    Type question here. Example: Practice makes you ________

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