Spanish Preterite Exercises

April 28, 2017 Tim G

Gap fill exercises for Regular and Irregular verbs in the Preterite (Past Simple)

The Preterite                                                                                                            Name…………………………………………

1.      Fill in the regular Preterites using the infinitives given below.


(to teach)


(to learn)


(to travel)


(to cross)


(to write)


(to put)

         a.      They taught _____________________

         b.      He learned           _____________________

         c.       I travelled            _____________________

         d.      We wrote              _____________________

You (sg) put _____________________

She crossed _____________________

You (pl) wrote       _____________________

I learned              _____________________

We taught             _____________________

You (pl) put _____________________

They travelled       _____________________

You (sg) crossed   _____________________

2.      Fill in the irregular Preterites.

         a.      It fitted                 __________________              m.     You (sg) came      ________________

         b.      They saw              __________________              n.      We walked            ________________

         c.       We were able        __________________              o.      He did                  ________________

         d.      I had                    __________________              p.      They put               ________________

         e.      He was (ser)         __________________              q.      I knew                 ________________

         f.       You (sg) said        __________________              r.       We knew              ________________

         g.      They produced      __________________              s.       You (pl) came       ________________

         h.      She brought __________________              t.       She went              ________________

         i.       I gave                  __________________              u.      You (sg) saw         ________________

         j.       You (pl) wanted     __________________              v.      I went                  ________________

         k.      I was (estar)         __________________              w.      I was (ser)           ________________

         l.       We went               __________________              x.      We said                ________________


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