Haber/Tener - Exercises

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Choose the correct form of haber.

  1. En este piso una habitación libre.[There is a free room in this flat.]|impersonal form
  2. que soportar este calor.[One will have to put up with this heat.]|haber + que + verb in the infinitive as a rephrasing of obligation|3rd person singular Futuro Simple.
  3. En la fiesta muchos invitados.[There were many guests at the party.]|impersonal form in the Pretérito Indefinido
  4. Me encantado ir contigo al concierto.[I would have liked to go to the concert with you.]|haber as helping verb + participle|Condicional Compuesto
  5. No ninguna mesa vacía en el restaurante.[There wasn’t any free table in the restaurant.]|impersonal form in the Pretérito Imperfecto

Choose the correct form of tener.

  1. Ellos veinte años. [We are 20 years old.]|age|3rd person plural
  2. Marieta y tú que venir a visitarme.[You and Marieta ought to come visit me.]|personal form of obligation with tener + que + infinitive|2nd person plural
  3. Tu padre y yo os dicho que no andéis descalzos.[Your father and I have told you many times that you ought not to go walking barefoot.]|verbal circumlocation with tener + participle for emphasis|1st person plural
  4. Yo que estudiar más para el examen.[I have to study more for the test.]|personal form of obligation|1st person singular
  5. Francisco un coche nuevo.[Francisco has a new car.]|possession|3rd person singular

Type in the verbs haber or tener in the correct present-tense form.

  1. La madre dijo: «Hoy pasta para comer.»[Mama said: “Today there’s pasta to eat.”]|impersonal form “there is/are” → haber|3rd person singular → hay
  2. Yo una casa nueva en la sierra.[I have a new house in the mountains.]|possession → tener|1st person singular
  3. Mis primos viajado por muchos países durante este año.[My cousins travelled through many countries this year.]|helping verb in the construction of compound tenses → haber|3rd person plural
  4. Cuando terminemos de vestirnos, tu hermano y yo que ir al médico.[Once we’ve gotten dressed, your brother and I have to go to the doctor.]|personal form of obligation → tener|1st person plural
  5. El profesor te dicho que trabajes más.[The teacher told you (a thousand times), you ought to work more.]|There are two possibilities:|1: compound tense → haber|2: emphasis on the urgency of the matter → tener|3rd person singular