SAT II Spanish : Preterite / El Pretérito

Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Preterite / El Pretérito

Fill in the blank with the correct answer.

Nosotros __________ allí por ocho años.

éramos

íbamos

vivíamos

vivimos

estábamos

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.