AP Spanish : Infinitives / Infinitivos

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Spanish

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Spanish Verbs

Fill in the blank with the correct answer. 

Antes de __________, hago mi tarea. 

Possible Answers:

salir

he salido 

salgo

salí

saldría

Correct answer:

salir

Explanation:

The correct answer is salir. Because of the "de" the following word must be in the infinitive form. 

Example Question #2 : Verbals In Spanish

Which verb form is grammatically correct?

Para mi, es mejor __________ libre que tener riqueza.

Possible Answers:

soy

ser

haber

tener

Correct answer:

ser

Explanation:

Ser is the only correct answer as it is both the only verb that agrees grammatically with the adjective libre. Further, the infintive structure is neccesary as the verb's indicative form, soy, would be incorrect in an impersonal statement.

Example Question #3 : Verbals In Spanish

Which verb form best completes this sentence?

El perro huele mal, pues hay que __________ lo.

Possible Answers:

bañaba

baña

voltar

bañar

Correct answer:

bañar

Explanation:

The only verb that fits the impersonal necessity haber construction of this sentence is the infinitve bañar. Bañaba and baña are in the wrong tenses, and voltar, while in the right tense, makes no sense in context.

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