Practice Preterite and Imperfect in Context


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When narrating a story, the imperfect is used for …

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1. In a story, the preterite is used for …

2. In the sentence Había una vez un hombre que tenía una gansa, which verb tense is being used and why?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of Spanish use in preterite and imperfect tenses in context. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include narration, tense, imperfect and preterite.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Uses of the imperfect tense in narration
  • Preterite use in a story
  • Identifying verb tenses in Spanish sentences
  • Understanding verb usage in context

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about using Spanish in the preterite and imperfect tenses
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about why certain tenses may be chosen within a specific context in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the correct forms of certain Spanish verbs and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the tenses used when narrating a story

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use of Spanish in preterite and imperfect within context, review the lesson which covers the following objectives:

  • Using preterite and imperfect tenses in a story
  • Defining imperfect
  • Identifying verb tenses of words expressed in Spanish
  • Exploring the elements of a well-told story