Preterite Vs Imperfect Quiz

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Ever wondered what the difference between a preterite & imperfect tense is? Here is a preterite vs. Imperfect quiz to help you test your knowledge. The preterite is a tense that tells us exactly when an action took place or an incident happened, whereas the imperfect Tense tells us the same thing in general, not specifically when did something happen. Here is this quiz with 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

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