Preterite Vs. Imperfect Quiz

Approved & Edited by ProProfs Editorial Team
The editorial team at ProProfs Quizzes consists of a select group of subject experts, trivia writers, and quiz masters who have authored over 10,000 quizzes taken by more than 100 million users. This team includes our in-house seasoned quiz moderators and subject matter experts. Our editorial experts, spread across the world, are rigorously trained using our comprehensive guidelines to ensure that you receive the highest quality quizzes.
Learn about Our Editorial Process
| By Simplified Spanish
S
Simplified Spanish
Community Contributor
Quizzes Created: 1 | Total Attempts: 3,349
Questions: 20 | Attempts: 3,356

SettingsSettingsSettings
Grammar Quizzes & Trivia

Conjugate the following verbs using either the preterite or imperfect form.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Ayer, yo (nadar) en la piscina. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "nadé" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "nadar" in the past tense for the first person singular pronoun "yo" (I).

    Rate this question:

  • 2. 

    Cada verano, mi familia y yo (ir) a la playa. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "íbamos" because the verb "ir" is conjugated in the imperfect tense to match the subject "mi familia y yo" (we). This tense is used to describe habitual or repeated actions in the past, indicating that every summer, the speaker and their family used to go to the beach.

    Rate this question:

  • 3. 

    Generalmente, tú (montar) a bicicleta. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "montabas." In Spanish, the verb "montar" means "to ride" or "to mount." The verb is conjugated in the past imperfect tense to match the subject "tú," which means "you." Therefore, "montabas" is the correct conjugation of "montar" for the subject "tú."

    Rate this question:

  • 4. 

    Anoche, mis padres (salir) de la casa. 

    Explanation
    Last night, my parents left the house. The correct answer is "salieron" which is the past tense conjugation of the verb "salir" (to leave). This form matches the subject "mis padres" (my parents) and the past tense indicates that the action of leaving the house occurred in the past.

    Rate this question:

  • 5. 

    A veces, vosotros (bailar) en la casa. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "bailabais" because it is the conjugation of the verb "bailar" in the second person plural form in the past tense. The verb "bailar" means "to dance" and in this sentence, it is indicating that sometimes "you all" danced in the house. The -ais ending is used for the second person plural in the past tense in Spanish.

    Rate this question:

  • 6. 

    Yo (estar) ________ cantando cuando tú me (llamar) ________.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "estaba,llamaste." In this sentence, the verb "estar" is used in the past tense to indicate an ongoing action in the past. The verb "llamar" is also used in the past tense to indicate that the action of calling occurred in the past. Therefore, the correct forms of the verbs are "estaba" and "llamaste."

    Rate this question:

  • 7. 

    Anteayer, nosotros (trabajar) en la tienda. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "trabajamos" because it is the conjugated form of the verb "trabajar" in the first person plural (nosotros) in the past tense. This indicates that "we" were working in the store the day before yesterday.

    Rate this question:

  • 8. 

    Yo (tener) cinco años. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "tenía" because the sentence is in the past tense and "tener" is conjugated as "tenía" for the subject "yo". This indicates that the speaker had five years in the past.

    Rate this question:

  • 9. 

    Ayer, mi prima (llegar) a mi casa. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "llegó" because the verb "llegar" is conjugated in the past tense for the third person singular form. In this sentence, the subject "mi prima" is singular and the action of arriving occurred in the past, so the correct conjugation is "llegó".

    Rate this question:

  • 10. 

    Mis amigos y yo siempre (jugar) en el parque.  

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "jugábamos" because the sentence is in the past tense and the subject "mis amigos y yo" indicates a plural group. In Spanish, when talking about habitual actions in the past, the imperfect tense is used. Therefore, "jugábamos" is the correct conjugation of the verb "jugar" in the imperfect tense for a plural subject.

    Rate this question:

  • 11. 

    El viernes pasado, yo (almorzar) con mi abuela. 

    Explanation
    Last Friday, I had lunch with my grandmother. The verb "almorzar" means "to have lunch" in Spanish. The correct conjugation of "almorzar" for the first person singular in the past tense is "almorcé." Therefore, the correct answer is "almorcé."

    Rate this question:

  • 12. 

    Yo (estar) ________ durmiendo cuando mis primos (llegar) ________. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "estaba, llegaron". This is because the verb "estar" is used to indicate the progressive or continuous form of the verb, and in this case, it is used to show that the subject "Yo" was in the middle of the action of "durmiendo" (sleeping). The verb "llegar" is conjugated in the past tense to indicate that the action of "mis primos" arriving happened after the action of "Yo" sleeping.

    Rate this question:

  • 13. 

    Mis padres y yo (hablar) cada día. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hablábamos" because the sentence is in the past tense and refers to a habitual action in the past. The verb "hablar" is conjugated in the imperfect tense to indicate that the action of speaking occurred regularly or repeatedly in the past.

    Rate this question:

  • 14. 

    La semana pasada, mi gato (dormir) 

    Explanation
    Last week, my cat slept.

    Rate this question:

  • 15. 

    Los estudiantes (estudiar) cada noche. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "estudiaban" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "estudiar" in the past tense for the subject "los estudiantes". This indicates that the students used to study every night in the past.

    Rate this question:

  • 16. 

    En el pasado, yo (ser) simpático. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "era" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "ser" in the past tense for the first person singular pronoun "yo" (I). The sentence is expressing a past action or state of being, indicating that in the past, the speaker was kind or friendly.

    Rate this question:

  • 17. 

    El otro día, tú (ver) un pájaro. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "viste" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "ver" (to see) in the past tense for the second person singular (tú).

    Rate this question:

  • 18. 

    El gato y el perro (luchar) todos los días. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "luchaban" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "luchar" in the past tense for the subject "el gato y el perro". In Spanish, when referring to multiple subjects, the verb is conjugated in the third-person plural form. Therefore, "luchaban" is the correct form of the verb for the sentence "El gato y el perro luchaban todos los días." which translates to "The cat and the dog fought every day."

    Rate this question:

  • 19. 

    Mi madre (comer) una manzana en el pasado. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "comía" because it is the imperfect tense of the verb "comer" which is used to describe habitual or ongoing actions in the past. In this sentence, it indicates that the mother used to eat an apple in the past.

    Rate this question:

  • 20. 

    La chica (dormir) ________ cuando el chico (salir) ________. 

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "dormía, salió". This is because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "dormir" (to sleep) is conjugated in the imperfect tense to indicate an ongoing or continuous action in the past. The verb "salir" (to leave) is conjugated in the preterite tense to indicate a completed action in the past.

    Rate this question:

Quiz Review Timeline +

Our quizzes are rigorously reviewed, monitored and continuously updated by our expert board to maintain accuracy, relevance, and timeliness.

  • Current Version
  • Mar 22, 2023
    Quiz Edited by
    ProProfs Editorial Team
  • Mar 08, 2017
    Quiz Created by
    Simplified Spanish
Back to Top Back to top
Advertisement
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.