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Grammar - Verbs Triathlon!

This Spanish Medium Review quiz will step things up a notch with the athletic approach to conjugating verbs. That step: the verbs triathlon! The first quiz in this athletic series was Grammar: Verbs 2K Run! while the second quiz was Grammar: Verbs Marathon!. They were jammed pack with new and old verbs and how they should be conjugated in both the present and the past tense – paying particularly close attention to the irregular forms of the verbs. If you have not already taken each of those quizzes, please do so now as they will provide you with an immense amount of preparation to be able to run a triathlon.

Again, as in the prior two quizzes, only the irregular forms of the verbs have been conjugated for you. The regular forms of the AR, ER and IR verbs should be well understood at this point. Therefore, this triathlon quiz is now going to introduce you to 15 new verbs. So, with that in mind, let’s dive straight into the triathlon vocabulary of verbs!

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CUESTIONAR (to question): (regular in both present and past tenses)

APLAZAR (to delay/to procrastinate/to postpone): (regular in present / irregular in past)

  • Past Tense: (yo) aplacé; (tú) aplazaste; (él/ella/usted/lo) aplazó; (nosotros/as) aplazamos; (vosotros/as) aplazasteis; (ellos/ellas/ustedes/los) aplazaron

CALCULAR (to calculate): (regular in both present and past tenses)

GRABAR (to record/to engrave): (regular in both present and past tenses)

IMPRIMIR (to print): (regular in both present and past tenses)

PUBLICAR (to publish): (regular in present / irregular in past)

  • Past Tense: (yo) publiqué; (tú) publicaste; (él/ella/usted/lo) publicó; (nosotros/as) publicamos; (vosotros/as) publicasteis; (ellos/ellas/ustedes/los) publicaron

PREVER (to anticipate): (irregular in present / regular in past)

  • Present Tense: (yo) preveo; (tú) prevés; (él/ella/usted/lo) prevé; (nosotros/as) prevemos; (vosotros/as) prevéis; (ellos/ellas/ustedes/los) prevén

SANGRAR (to bleed): (regular in both present and past tenses)

AGARRAR (to grab/to catch): (regular in both present and past tenses)

MATAR (to kill): (regular in both present and past tenses)

DEMOSTRAR (to prove): (irregular in present / regular in past)

  • Present Tense: (yo) demuestro; (tú) demuestras; (él/ella/usted/lo) demuestra; (nosotros/as) demostramos; (vosotros/as) demostráis; (ellos/ellas/ustedes/los) demuestran

CASTIGAR (to punish): (regular in both present and past tenses)

GRITAR (to shout/to scream): (regular in both present and past tenses)

As you can see, most of these verbs are regular verbs in both the present and past tense so that should make things a little easier for you. Now for the quiz section. This quiz contains ten sentences with each sentence having a verb that is shown in all capitalized letters. From the answers provided, see how quickly you can locate the correct Spanish verb and form that translates the capitalized verb.

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  1. The Huffington Post PRINTED the details of the Presidential election.
    This sentence has a past tense verb. The second answer is a present tense form of the verb so it can be eliminated. Next you need to determine the proper pronoun for the Huffington Post. Be careful here. You might first believe it to be they but that is not correct. The Huffington Post is a singular object. It is not a 'he, she or you' but it is an 'it'. Therefore, it is an indirect object pronoun and the verb for the indirect object pronoun here would be 'imprimió' for 'it printed'. What is 'it'? 'The Huffington Post.'
  2. The doctor ANTICIPATES that the baby will be born in early July.
    This sentence has a present tense verb. The second and third answers show the past tense forms of the verb so they can both be eliminated. Next you need to find the proper pronoun that can replace the doctor. That would be he. The last answer is the verb form for 'you anticipate' (singular familiar). That is not correct. The first answer is the verb form for 'he anticipates'.
  3. Do not KILL the messenger.
    This sentence follows the rules when a command is being given. When a command is being given, the base form of the verb is used. The base form of the Spanish verb 'to kill' is 'matar'.
  4. Have you noticed that Uncle Harold QUESTIONS everything?
    This sentence has a present tense verb. The last answer shows a past tense form of the verb so it can be eliminated. Next you need to find the proper pronoun that can replace Uncle Harold. That would be he. The first answer is the verb form for 'I question'. That is not correct. The second answer is the verb form for 'you question' (singular familiar). The third answer is the verb form for 'he questions'.
  5. Father DEMONSTRATES how to use his power tools.
    This sentence has a present tense verb. The first and last answers show the past tense forms of the verb so they can be eliminated. Next you need to find the proper pronoun that can replace father. That would be he. The third answer is the verb form for 'you demonstrate' (singular familiar). That is not correct. The second answer is the verb form for 'he demonstrates'.
  6. Jane CALCULATES that it will take us 7 hours to get there.
    This sentence has a present tense verb. The second and third answers show the past tense forms of the verb so they can be eliminated. Next you need to find the proper pronoun that can replace Jane. That would be she. The first answer is the verb form for 'you [plural formal] calculate'. That is not correct. The last answer is the verb form for 'she calculates'.
  7. We PUNISHED our children for being disrespectful to their teachers.
    This sentence has a past tense verb. The second and last answers show the present tense forms of the verb so they can be eliminated. The pronoun we has already been provided. The first answer is the verb form for 'they punished' which is not correct. The third answer is the verb form for 'we punished'.
  8. The accident victims BLED all over the emergency room.
    This sentence contains a past tense verb. The last answer is a present tense form of the verb so it can be eliminate. Next you need to determine the proper pronoun that can replace accident victims. That would be they. The second answer is the verb form for 'you bled' (singular familiar) so it is not correct. The third answer is the verb form for 'we bled' and/or 'we bleed'. It is also not the correct verb form. The first answer is the verb form for 'they bled'.
  9. The cheerleaders SCREAM as loud as they can.
    This sentence has a present tense verb. The first and second answers show the past tense forms of the verb so they can be eliminated. Next you need to find the proper pronoun that can replace the cheerleaders. That would be they. The last answer is the verb form for 'we scream' and/or 'we screamed'. That is not correct. The third answer is the verb form for 'they scream'.
  10. Kally was excited to see that they PUBLISHED her novel!
    This sentence has a past tense verb. The first answer shows a present tense form of the verb so it can be eliminated. The pronoun 'they' has already been provided. The third answer is the verb form for 'we published' and/or 'we publish' which is not correct. The last answer is the verb form for 'I published'. Again, that is not correct. The second answer is the verb form for 'they published'.

Author: Christine G. Broome

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