Preterite Tense Conjugations of Ser & Estar


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Since the verbs 'ir' and 'ser' are identical in the preterite tense, how can you tell which is being used?

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1. What is the 1st person singular (yo) form of 'ser' in the preterite?

2. What is the 3rd person singular (él/ella/Ud.) form of 'ser' in the preterite?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ser and estar, the two different verbs that mean ''to be'' in Spanish, are conjugated very differently, which necessitates some memorization, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of the preterite tense of the ''to be'' verbs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Your understanding of the usage of ser and estar, notably what these verbs mean
  • Differentiating between the usage of ir and ser in the preterite tense
  • Identifying different forms of the ''to be'' verbs in the preterite tense

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Spanish lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the context of a rhetorical situation and interpret it correctly, so that you can identify the correct ''to be'' verb to use in the given situation
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the verbs discussed and their preterite forms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about preterite tense verbs in Spanish

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson, Preterite Tense Conjugations of Ser & Estar. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Equate the ir and ser preterite tense conjugations
  • Differentiate between the ser and estar preterite conjugations
  • Understand how to identify the correct verb and its form given the context