English Grammar Quiz: Preterite Vs Imperfect Part I

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English Grammar Quiz: Preterite Vs Imperfect Part I

The preterite is a tense that tells us exactly when an action took place, or an incident happened whereas imperfect tense tells us the same thing in general not specifically when did something happen. Here in this test, are 16 questions of the same. For each use, choose whether it would be stated in the preterite or imperfect.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Known # of Repetition.
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 2. 
    Habits
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 3. 
    Completed Action.
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 4. 
    Series of Completed Actions.
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 5. 
    Time
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 6. 
    Action BEING INTERRUPTED by Another Action.
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 7. 
    Mental, Emotional or Physical STATES.
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 8. 
    Background Information.
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 9. 
    Focus on the Beginning or End.
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 10. 
    Gives a Description.
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 11. 
    Action that INTERRUPTS another action.
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 12. 
    Ongoing Action.
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 13. 
    Unknown Repetitions.
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 14. 
    Age
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 15. 
    Specific Time Frame.
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect

  • 16. 
    Mental, Emotional or Physical CHANGES.
    • A. 

      Preterite

    • B. 

      Imperfect