Tenses in Spanish


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You are talking with a friend, and she asks you where your sister is. You want to say that she's probably in the library. What verb tense would you use in Spanish to say this?

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1. You are telling a friend all of the background noise that you heard last night while you were trying to study, like the television and your neighbor's radio. What verb tense would you use in Spanish to give this description?

2. You tell your friend that you are going to work right now. What verb tense should you use in Spanish to say this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get additional Spanish tense practice using this quiz/worksheet set. You will be asked to choose which tense would be most appropriate to use for a given statement.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will test your understanding of Spanish language concepts like:

  • What tense you would use to say someone is probably somewhere
  • What tense you use to tell your friend you are going somewhere right away
  • What tense(s) cannot be used to tell a future action

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what tense you would use to say 'I had finished' in Spanish
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what tense cannot describe a future action
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about which tense you would use to say certain phrases

Additional Learning

For further information about this part of the Spanish language, read the lesson titled Tenses in Spanish. You will be exposed to new concepts like:

  • How many verb tenses there are in Spanish
  • Examples of each tense
  • What you would use future perfect tense to describe