Ser/Estar - Exercises

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Exercise

Choose the correct form of ser.

  1. Miguel y yo los primeros de la clasificación. [Michael and I are the first in the classification.]|who/what/how someone is|1st person plural
  2. Estos alimentos para los damnificados.[The food is for the victims.]|for whom (ser with preposition para)|3rd person plural
  3. ¿Puedo ir a tu casa a las diez de la noche o muy tarde?[Can I come to your place at 10 p.m. or is that too late?]|ser + adverb of time|3rd person singular
  4. ¿ tú la hermana de Raúl? [Are you Raúl’s sister?]|who/what/how someone is|2nd person singular
  5. Las actuaciones por toda la ciudad. [The performances are all over the city.]|where something is taking place|3rd person plural

Choose the correct form of estar.

  1. muy cansado; deberías dormir. [You are/look very tired, you ought to sleep.]|how something seems, or a temporary condition|2nd person singular
  2. El enfermo mejor.[The sick man is better.]|estar + modal adverb|3rd person singular
  3. Las sábanas ya planchada.[The sheets are already ironed.]|statal passive|3rd person plural
  4. ¿En qué mes ?[Which month is it? (lit. In which month are we?]|date with 1st person plural
  5. Yo en Ciudad Real.[I am in Ciudad Real.]|where something/someone is located|1st person singular

Type in the correct form of ser or estar in the present tense.

  1. Esa peluquería nueva en el barrio.[This hairdresser’s shop is new in the neighbourhood.]|how something is → ser|3rd person singular
  2. Nosotros en el cine.[We are at the cinema.]|where someone is at the moment → estar|1st person plural
  3. Esas joyas de mi abuela.[These jewels belong to my grandma.]|possession → ser|3rd person plural
  4. Esos peinados de moda.[These hairstyles are trendy.]|situation with preposition + noun → estar|3rd person plural
  5. No sé a qué hora el evento.[I don’t know what time the event is at.]|time of day → ser|3rd person singular
  6. ¿Por qué no (vosotros)  de acuerdo con el contrato?[Why do you not agree with the terms of the agreement?]|estar + preposition + noun|2nd person plural
  7. Aunque todavía no verano, ya hace mucho calor.[Even though it’s not yet summer, it’s already very hot.]|time of year → ser|3rd person singular
  8. ¿Cuánto cuesta el menú? 30 euros por persona.[How much does the menu cost? It costs 30€ per person.]|price → ser|3rd person plural
  9. encantada con mis nuevos vecinos. muy simpáticos.[I’m very pleased with my new neighbours. They’re really nice.]|1st space: temporary characteristic → estar, 1st person singular|2nd space: exemplary characteristic → ser, 3rd person plural
  10. Los artículos escritos por los redactores a primera hora de la mañana.[The articles are written by the editors early in the morning.]|processual passive → ser|3rd person plural