AP Spanish : Participles / Participios

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Spanish

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Verbals In Spanish

Which verb best completes the sentence?

Mi coche no está __________, tengo que arreglarlo.

Possible Answers:

trabajando

funciona

funcionando

roto

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 #2 : Verbals In Spanish

Which verb best completes the sentence?

La pagina de la red se está __________.

Possible Answers:

filtra

cargó

cargaba

cargando

Correct answer:

cargando

Explanation:

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

Example Question #3 : Verbals In Spanish

Which verb best completes this sentence?

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

Possible Answers:

traicionando

traicionó

traicionado

traicionaste

Correct answer:

traicionado

Explanation:

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

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