AP Spanish : Participles / Participios

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Spanish

varsity tutors app store varsity tutors android store

Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Participles / Participios

Which verb best completes the sentence?

Mi coche no está __________, tengo que arreglarlo.

Possible Answers:

funciona

trabajando

roto

funcionando

Correct answer:

funcionando

Explanation:

The present participle funcionando is correct; funciona is in the wrong tense; roto doesn't make sense in context (one doesn't fix a car that isn't broken); trabajando is bad Spanish and wrong in context, although it is in the right tense.(Machines function, men and animals work).

Example Question #1 : Participles / Participios

Which verb best completes the sentence?

La pagina de la red se está __________.

Possible Answers:

filtra

cargaba

cargando

cargó

Correct answer:

cargando

Explanation:

The estar + gerund structure of this sentence means that only right answer is the gerund, cargando.

Example Question #3 : Participles / Participios

Which verb best completes this sentence?

Mereces un pena doblada, buen rey, porque has __________ a sus amigos más leales.

Possible Answers:

traicionaste

traicionó

traicionando

traicionado

Correct answer:

traicionado

Explanation:

The verb has (haber) requires the past participle, the only example of which here is traicionado.

Learning Tools by Varsity Tutors

Incompatible Browser

Please upgrade or download one of the following browsers to use Instant Tutoring: