AP Spanish : Spanish Verbs

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Example Question #21 : Spanish Verbs

“Si yo tuviera mucho dinero, __________.”

Possible Answers:

yo compré una casa

None of the above would be accurate

yo habría comprado una casa

yo compro una casa

Correct answer:

yo habría comprado una casa

Explanation:

The statement “If I had a lot of money” requires the use of the conditional mood to complete the sentence. The only option that uses the conditional is “habría comprado” (I would have bought). 

 

Example Question #22 : Spanish Verbs

Is something gramatically wrong with this sentence?

Siento como si no hubiera dormido por tres días, estoy muy cansado.

Possible Answers:

Estoy doesn't agree with the verb cansado.

Hubiera dormido is in the wrong tense.

Siento is in the wrong tense.

This sentence is grammatically correct.

Correct answer:

This sentence is grammatically correct.

Explanation:

The sentence above is grammatically correct, and uses a properly constructed conditional perfect subjunctive clause to describe the feeling introduced by the verb, siento.

Example Question #1 : Present / El Presente

Which of the following conjugated verbs should be used in the above sentence?

 “¿ __________ hambre, Señor Ruiz? ¡Debe comer!

Possible Answers:

Es

Tiene

Está

Va

Correct answer:

Tiene

Explanation:

In Spanish, to say that a person is hungry one must use the verb "tener." Also, the question is directed to someone in a formal situation; therefore, the conjugation of "tener" is in agreement with the subject "Usted." 

Example Question #1 : Active Voice In Spanish

Which verb form is correct in context? 

Chicos, ¿Adonde _______? 

Possible Answers:

vamos

vas

vais

vayas

Correct answer:

vais

Explanation:

The only verb to agree in number with the subject is "vais," the second person plural informal form of ir.

English translation: "Boys, where are you-all going?"

Example Question #23 : Spanish Verbs

Which verb form is correct in context? 

No se __________ entrar este edificio; está restringido.

Possible Answers:

permitís

permiten

permiso

permite

Correct answer:

permite

Explanation:

The impersonal structure "se+permitr+infinitive" is a passive constuction that requires the use of the third person singular in the indicative mood in this context. So, the correct answer is "permite."

English translation: "One may not enter this building; it is restricted."

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