SAT II Spanish : Preterite / El Pretérito

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II Spanish

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Preterite / El Pretérito

Fill in the blank with the correct answer. 

Nosotros __________ allí por ocho años. 

Possible Answers:

íbamos

vivíamos

estábamos

éramos

vivimos 

Correct answer:

vivimos 

Explanation:

The correct answer is vivimos. Even though the example given "por ocho años" was an action that occurred over a long period of time, since a definitive beginning and ending period is given in the sentence, the only viable verb is "vivimos," as all of the other verbs are in the imperfect tense. 

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