Present Tense – Free Exercise

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Exercise

Regular verbs: complete the gaps with the present tense of the verbs in brackets.

  1. Hoy Luis y María (comer)   con nosotros.-er verb, 3rd person plural → -enToday, Luis and María are eating with us.
  2. ¿Desde cuándo (cantar/tú)   en el coro?-ar verb, 2nd person singular → -asHow long have you been singing in the choir?
  3. (sacudir/yo)   el mantel.-ir verb, 1st person singular → -oI shake out the tablecloth.
  4. (patinar/nosotros)   como profesionales.-ar verb, 1st person plural → -amosWe skate like professionals.
  5. Estos niños (toser)   continuamente.-er verb, 3rd person plural → -enThese children are constantly coughing.

Irregular verbs: complete the gaps with the present tense of the verbs in brackets.

  1. Mañana (venir/yo)   a buscarte.add a g before the ending in the 1st person singularI’ll pick you up tomorrow.
  2. Primero (cocer/tú)   la carne.vowel change In the stem in the singular and the 3rd person plural: o → ueFirst, you cook the meat.
  3. Andrés (sustituir)   a la maestra.verb ending in uir → add a y before endings that don’t start with iAndrés substitutes for the teacher.
  4. ¿Por qué no (cerrar/ellos)   la ventana?vowel change in the stem in the singular and the 3rd person plural: e → ieWhy don’t they close the window?
  5. (tener/yo)   que hacer la compra.add a g before the ending in the 1st person singular.I have to go shopping.

All verbs. Complete the gaps with the present tense of the verbs in brackets.

  1. Esta mañana (acabar/nosotros)   el trabajo.regular ar-verb, 1st person plural → -amosWe’ll finish the work this morning.
  2. ¡Tampoco (conducir/yo)   tan mal!verb ending in ducir → add a z before the c in the 1st person singularI’m not that bad a driver either!
  3. El profesor (evaluar)   a los alumnos.verb ending in uar: for many verbs ending in uar, we have to add an accent on the u in the singular and the 3rd person pluralThe teacher grades the pupils.
  4. (dirigir/yo)   la orquesta.to preserve the pronunciation, the g becomes a j in the 1st person singularI conduct the orchestra.
  5. (llamarse/ellos)   Cristina y Pedro.regular reflexive ar-verb, 3rd person plural → -an|reflexive pronoun matches the subject = seThey’re called Cristina and Pedro.