Car Gar Zar Verbs in Spanish: Present & Preterite

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Choose the correct conjugation of the verb in the following sentence:

Yo _____ (comenzar) a estudiar en 1980. (I began to study in 1980.)

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1.

Choose the correct conjugation of the verb in the following sentence:

Yo _____ (empacar) mucha ropa para el viaje. (I packed a lot of clothes for the trip.)

2.

Translate the following sentence:

I chew gum.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Measure your understanding of how verbs ending in -car, -gar and -zar in Spanish differ in their present and preterite tenses. Our multiple-choice questions will ask you to conjugate a verb or verbs in sentences and to provide the Spanish translation of an English phrase.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These quiz questions will test you on the following:

  • Choose the correct conjugation of a verb in a sentence
  • The Spanish translation of an English sentence
  • How to conjugate a verb in the present and preterite tenses

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the present and preterite tenses of -car, -gar and -zar verbs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to translate sentences in English to Spanish
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on '-car, -gar and -zar verbs in Spanish
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the preterite and present tenses of Spanish verbs and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you'd like to learn more about the present and preterite conjugations of -car, -gar and -zar verbs in Spanish, check out our lesson called Car Gar Zar Verbs in Spanish: Present & Preterite. This lesson will teach you how to answer the questions in this quiz as well as these topics:

  • How to identify language patterns in Spanish
  • The full conjugation of the verbs sacar, cargar, and gozar in the present and preterite tenses
  • How -car, -gar and -zar verbs change in the preterite tense
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