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Spelling - Spelling Baseball - 3rd Base

In this Spanish Medium Review quiz you will once again be tested on your Spanish spelling. Third stop – 3rd base! Just like in a baseball game, the main goal is to try and return home. In Spelling Baseball – 1st Base! you were given one word to translate while in Spelling Baseball – 2nd Base! you were given two words to translate. Now in Spelling Baseball – 3rd Base! it is time to step it up a bit and give you three words.

Again, the three words in the quiz will either be in English or in Spanish and your task will be to locate their correct translations among the four given answers. Remember tenses, spelling, word order and gender. Now, kick the dirt off of you cleats and get ready because you are up to bat!

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  1. John and Mary
    The Spanish word for John is Juan. It does not have an accent mark so the last answer can be eliminated. The Spanish word for 'and' is 'y'. Each answer shows this correctly. The Spanish word for Mary is María which has an accent mark above the 'i'. The second answer is missing an accent mark making it incorrect. The third answer has the accent mark over the second 'a' also making it incorrect. The first answer shows the correct spelling and word order.
  2. she is happy
    The Spanish pronoun for she is ella. This has been translated correctly in each answer. The Spanish word for happy is feliz. This, too, has been translated correctly in each answer. The Spanish verb here is 'is'. The third answer is the Spanish verb or 'has' while the last answer is the Spanish verb of 'makes'. The first and second answers are both the Spanish verbs for 'is' only one represents a permanent condition while the other represents a more temporary condition. Being happy is a temporary condition. The Spanish 'is' verb for a temporary condition is 'estar'. The first answer shows the correct Spanish temporary verb for 'she is'.
  3. row the boat
    These three words are giving a command. When a command is given, the base verb is used. To find the correct translation you need to know the base verb for row. In Spanish that is remar. Each answer has translated this correctly. Next is to know the words for the boat. In Spanish it is el barco. Therefore, remar el barco is Spanish for row the boat.
  4. Peter runs home
    To find the correct answer here you must know the correct order of the words. The first answer translates as house runs Peter. The second answer translates as Peter to house runs. The last answer translates as runs Peter to house. The third answer translates as Peter runs to home or Peter runs home. The word casa means both house and home depending how it is being used in a sentence and its location in the sentence.
  5. Carl found book
    The name Carl translates the same in both languages and the Spanish word for book is libro. Both of these words are translated correctly in each answer. The Spanish verb for 'to find' is 'encontrar'. The verb given is 'found' which is a past tense verb. Remember, in order to know which form of the verb to use you need to know which pronoun goes with it. The pronoun that can replace Carl is he. In the first answer the verb is for 'he finds'. It is in the present tense form so it is not correct. The third answer shows the verb for 'I find'. It is the wrong pronoun and wrong tense. The last answer shows the verb for 'we find' and/or 'we found' as the verb is conjugated the same in both present and past tense. However, the pronoun we is not correct so it, too, is not correct. The second answer shows the Spanish verb for 'he found'.
  6. eleven, twenty-three, ninety
    Here you need to know how to spell each number. The Spanish word for eleven is once. Diez y uno and uno y diez are both improper ways to say eleven. The Spanish words for twenty-three are veinte y tres. Notice that the 'e' comes before the 'i' in veinte. The last answer has misspelled this word. The Spanish word for ninety is noventa. The first and third answers have both misspelled this word. The answer should be 'once, veinte y tres, noventa'.
  7. the grocery store
    The Spanish words for the store are la tienda. Each answer has translated this correctly. Now, what kind of a store is it? It is a grocery store. The first answer translates as the city hall store. That is not correct. The second answer translates as the bakery store. That, too, is not correct. The third answer translates as the garage store. Again, that is not correct. The last answer translates as the grocery store or, more correctly, the store of grocery.
  8. cat eats mouse
    The Spanish word for cat is gato and the Spanish word for mouse is ratón. Each answer has properly translated these words. The Spanish verb for 'to eat' is 'comer'. Next, as the cat eats, you need to know which pronoun can replace it. That would be it (lo). The second and third answers show the Spanish verb for 'you eat' (singular familiar). That is not the proper form of the verb needed. This now leaves the first and last answers. The first answer translates as cat eats mouse while the last answer translates as mouse eats cat.
  9. big ugly worm
    Remember that in Spanish when the adjective grande comes before a noun it translates as big. When it comes after it translates as great. Each answer has correctly placed grande at the beginning. The Spanish adjective for ugly is feo or fea depending upon the gender of the word it is describing. The Spanish word for worm is gusano. Therefore, grande gusano feo means big ugly worm or directly translates as big worm ugly.
  10. hill field road
    The Spanish word for hill is colina. This has been translated correctly in each answer. The Spanish word for field is campo. This, too, has been translated correctly in each answer. The Spanish word for road is camino. The first answer translates as hill field street. The third answer translates as hill field car. The last answer translates as hill field pumpkin. Finally, the second answer translates as hill field road.

Author: Christine G. Broome

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