Impersonal Sentences – Free Exercise

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Exercise

Choose the correct answer to build an impersonal clause.

  1. Ayer muy nublado.[Yesterday it was very cloudy.]|verb hacer → grammatical impersonal clause
  2. que ayudar a los más necesitados.[One must help those in need.]|verb hacer in impersonal form hay → grammatical impersonal clause
  3. Hoy ya muy tarde para ir al cine.[Today it’s already quite late to go to the cinema.]|verb hacer → reflexive impersonal clause
  4. Con estudiar el día de antes .[Studying the day before is enough for me.]|verb bastar → grammatical impersonal clause
  5. En invierno a las cuatro ya de noche.[In winter, it is already night at 4 o’clock.]|verb ser → grammatical impersonal clause

Write the verbs in their impersonal form.

  1. (Decir)  que hoy hará mucho calor.[They say it will get very warm today.]|impersonal clause
  2. En invierno (anochecer)  más temprano.[In winter it gets darker sooner.]|verb anochecer → grammatical impersonal clause with a verb about the weather
  3. En España (cocinar)  mucho con ajo.[In Spain, they often cook with garlic.]|impersonal clause
  4. En el centro (haber)  muchos restaurantes.[There are a lot of restaurants in the centre.]|grammatical impersonal clause with the impersonal form of haberhay.
  5. Me (sobrar)  con 5 euros para el billete de tren.[Five euro for my train ticket is quite enough.]|grammatical impersonal clause with the verb sobrar

Write the following sentences in the impersonal form.

  1. Yo escucho a los vecinos discutir.
    a los vecinos discutir.[One listens to the neighbours fighting.]|reflexive impersonal clause|The form escuchan is incorrect, because it would refer to specific people (they).
  2. En la televisión dicen que mañana habrá huelga.
    que mañana habrá huelga.[They say there will be a strike tomorrow.]|reflexive impersonal clause
  3. Buscan nuevos camareros.
    a nuevos camareros.[Waiters wanted.]|impersonal clause
  4. Yo rumoreo sobre esa pareja de famosos.
    sobre esa pareja de famosos.[There are rumours about this famous couple.]|reflexive impersonal clause|The form rumorean is incorrect, because it would refer to specific people (they).
  5. Yo digo que mañana lloverá.
    que mañana lloverá.[They say it’ll rain tomorrow.]|impersonal clause