Spanish Grammar: Describing People and Things Using the Imperfect and Preterite


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The imperfect is most often used for …

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1. The imperfect is used to describe …

2. The preterite would be used for …

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this quiz and worksheet, you will look at how the preterite and imperfect tenses are used, the difference between them, and the instances in which you would use each to describe something.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be assessed on:

  • When to use these tenses
  • What each of them describes
  • Ability to properly conjugate necessary verbs

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the different past tenses
  • Knowledge application - use acquired knowledge of the preterite and imperfect to complete fill-in-the-blank questions
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the imperfect and preterite tenses

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Spanish Grammar: Describing People and Things Using the Imperfect and Preterite. It covers the following:

  • Uses of the tenses
  • Description versus actions and events
  • Translation of these to English
  • Grammatical correctness