The Basic German Past Participle - Practice With The Perfect Tense

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  • 1. 

    Which words make sense in the sentences below?Mein Bruder ist sehr schüchtern. Er ______ auf der Party kein Wort ___________.

    • A.

      Gesagt; hat

    • B.

      Gekauft; haben

    • C.

      Hat; gesagt

    • D.

      Hat; gekauft

    Correct Answer
    C. Hat; gesagt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hat; gesagt." In the given sentence, the first blank requires a form of the verb "haben" (to have) to indicate possession. The second blank requires a form of the verb "sagen" (to say) to complete the sentence. Therefore, the correct words to fill in the blanks are "hat" and "gesagt."

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  • 2. 

    Which words fit into the question below?_______ du jemals in Paris __________?

    • A.

      Hast; gewohnt

    • B.

      Hast; gehört

    • C.

      Gewohnt; hast

    • D.

      Hat; gehört

    Correct Answer
    A. Hast; gewohnt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hast; gewohnt." This is because the question is asking "Have you ever lived in Paris?" and the verb "have" is conjugated as "hast" in the second person singular form. The verb "gewohnt" means "lived" or "resided," so it fits correctly in the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Which words fit into this question?Warum _______ du keine Hausaufgaben __________?

    • A.

      Gemacht; hat

    • B.

      Haben; gemacht

    • C.

      Hast; gemacht

    • D.

      Gemacht; hast

    Correct Answer
    C. Hast; gemacht
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "hast; gemacht" because it is the correct conjugation of the verb "haben" (to have) in the second person singular (du form) and the past participle "gemacht" (made/done) is used to complete the sentence. This translates to "Why haven't you done your homework?"

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  • 4. 

    Which past participle fits this sentence?Meine Mutter ist Künstlerin. Sie hat letztes Jahr ein schönes Porträt _________.

    • A.

      Gekocht

    • B.

      Gemalt

    • C.

      Gehört

    • D.

      Gesagt

    Correct Answer
    B. Gemalt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "gemalt" because it is the past participle of the verb "malen," which means "to paint" in German. The sentence states that the person's mother is an artist and last year she painted a beautiful portrait.

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  • 5. 

    Anna und Ben _______ eine Suppe ___________.

    • A.

      Hat; gemalt

    • B.

      Hat; gekocht

    • C.

      Haben; gesagt

    • D.

      Haben; gekocht

    Correct Answer
    D. Haben; gekocht
    Explanation
    Anna and Ben have cooked a soup.

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  • 6. 

    ________ ihr am Wochenende Tennis _________?

    • A.

      Haben; gespielt

    • B.

      Habt; gespielt

    • C.

      Habt; gekocht

    • D.

      Hast; gemacht

    Correct Answer
    B. Habt; gespielt
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Habt; gespielt" because the subject "ihr" requires the verb "habt" in the second person plural form. Additionally, the verb "spielen" is the correct action for the sentence, indicating that "ihr" played tennis on the weekend.

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  • 7. 

    Which statement about this sentence is correct?Die Teenager haben Schach gespielt. 

    • A.

      The word "Teenager" is the auxiliary verb and the word "Schach" is the past participle.

    • B.

      The word "gespielt" is the auxiliary verb and the word "haben" is the past participle.

    • C.

      The word "haben" is the auxiliary verb and the word "gespielt" is the past participle.

    • D.

      The word "Teenager" is the definite article and the word "Schach" is the indefinite article.

    Correct Answer
    C. The word "haben" is the auxiliary verb and the word "gespielt" is the past participle.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Die Teenager haben Schach gespielt" is in German and translates to "The teenagers have played chess" in English. In German, the auxiliary verb "haben" (have) is used to form the perfect tense, and the word "gespielt" (played) is the past participle of the verb "spielen" (to play). Therefore, the correct statement is "The word 'haben' is the auxiliary verb and the word 'gespielt' is the past participle."

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  • 8. 

    arbeiten - to workApply the rules for a standard German past participle to identify the correct option below:Meine Eltern haben am Wochenende im Garten ___________.

    • A.

      Gearbeit

    • B.

      Gearbeiten

    • C.

      Gearbeitet

    • D.

      Arbeitet

    Correct Answer
    C. Gearbeitet
    Explanation
    The correct option is "gearbeitet." In standard German, the past participle of the verb "arbeiten" is formed by adding the prefix "ge-" and the suffix "-t" to the base form of the verb. Therefore, "gearbeitet" is the correct past participle form of "arbeiten."

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  • 9. 

    Which sentence below correctly describes the grammar of the perfect tense

    • A.

      The perfect tense is constructed by using one verb, the past participle.

    • B.

      The perfect tense is constructed with two verbs, a conjugated auxiliary and an infinitive.

    • C.

      The perfect tense requires two verbs: a conjugated auxiliary verb and a past participle.

    • D.

      The perfect tense requires only one verb: the auxiliary verb.

    Correct Answer
    C. The perfect tense requires two verbs: a conjugated auxiliary verb and a past participle.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the perfect tense requires two verbs: a conjugated auxiliary verb and a past participle. This is because in the perfect tense, the action is completed or perfected, and it is formed by combining a helping verb (auxiliary verb) with the past participle of the main verb. The auxiliary verb indicates the tense and the main verb's past participle shows the completion of the action.

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  • 10. 

    Read this short text below the picture of the Sydney Opera House and tick ALL THE SENTENCES below that accurately describe Ben's account. Use the context to guess the meaning of new words and also your dictionary if necessary. These words will help:•kennenlernen - to meet, get to know •hinfliegen - to fly there•der Zwillingsbruder - twin brother•die Grundschule - primary school•das Flugticket - flight ticketBen: Am Wochenende habe ich meine Freunde in Sydney besucht. Ich habe als Kind in Sydney gewohnt und meine Freunde, Tim und Paul, in der Grundschule kennengelernt. Sie sind Zwillingsbrüder in meinem Alter. Ich finde sie sehr lustig und einfach cool. Wir haben einen Film gesehen, Musik gehört und Kricket im Garten gespielt. Am Abend haben wir auch eine Bootfahrt gemacht. Ich finde es toll, meine Freunde zu besuchen. Manchmal fahre ich mit dem Zug nach Sydney, aber meistens fliege ich hin, denn ein Flugticket ist nicht besonders teuer. Ich mag Sydney, aber ich bin froh, dass ich jetzt in Melbourne wohne. Das Wochenende hat mir großen Spaß gemacht.

    • A.

      Ben mag Tim und Paul sehr.

    • B.

      Die drei Freunde wohnen in Sydney.

    • C.

      Die drei Jungs sind gleich alt.

    • D.

      Die drei Jungs sind gar nicht sportlich.

    • E.

      Ben reist nicht gern nach Sydney.

    • F.

      Ben besucht gern seine Freunde.

    • G.

      The following words are past participles: gesehen, gehört, gespielt, gemacht.

    • H.

      Meistens fährt Ben mit dem Zug nach Sydney.

    • I.

      Ben wohnt gern in Melbourne.

    • J.

      Es kostet viel, nach Sydney zu fliegen.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Ben mag Tim und Paul sehr.
    C. Die drei Jungs sind gleich alt.
    F. Ben besucht gern seine Freunde.
    G. The following words are past participles: gesehen, gehört, gespielt, gemacht.
    I. Ben wohnt gern in Melbourne.
    Explanation
    Ben's account accurately describes that he likes Tim and Paul very much, that the three boys are the same age, that Ben enjoys visiting his friends, that the words "gesehen, gehört, gespielt, gemacht" are past participles, and that Ben enjoys living in Melbourne.

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  • 11. 

    Use these words to type the German sentence for: I visited my friends. besucht | ich | meine | habe | Freunde

    Correct Answer(s)
    Ich habe meine Freunde besucht., Ich habe meine Freunde besucht, Meine Freunde habe ich besucht., Meine Freunde habe ich besucht
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ich habe meine Freunde besucht." This sentence is the correct translation of "I visited my friends" in German. The subject "ich" (I) is followed by the verb "habe" (have) and the object "meine Freunde" (my friends). The verb "besucht" (visited) is placed at the end of the sentence.

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