Haber/Tener – Free Exercise

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Choose the correct form of haber.

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

Choose the correct form of tener.

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

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

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