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Spanish Grammar: Imperfect vs. Preterite for Events and Actions

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The preterite is most often used to talk about …

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1. The preterite would be used for …

2. The imperfect would be used for …

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of the preterite and the imperfect with these multiple-choice questions. The assessment will ask you to identify why a sentence should be written in the preterite or imperfect, as well as having you conjugate some verbs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be asked to:

  • Identify instances in which to use the preterite or the imperfect
  • Recognize the tense in a given sentence
  • Name words or phrases used in the preterite and the imperfect
  • Fill in the blanks using the correct verb and tense

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the preterite and imperfect in Spanish
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between the preterite and the imperfect and the usage of each
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to complete sentences using the correct form of a verb

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Spanish Grammar: Imperfect vs. Preterite for Events and Actions for further insight. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between actions and descriptions
  • Understand how context can determine whether to use the preterite or the imperfect
  • Identify words or phrases that signal the preterite or the imperfect
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