ser and estar - exercises

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Exercises

Use ser and estar to complete the sentence pairs.

  1. → Diana embarazada. ¡Qué buena noticia![Diana is pregnant. What great news!]|Temporary state → estar
    → Roberto mucho más alto que tú.[Roberto is much taller than you.]|Inherent physical characteristic → ser
  2. → En una semana ya verano.[It’s summer next week.]|Season → ser
    → ¿En qué mes ?[What month is it?]|Asking about the month in the plural → estar
  3. → La mesa de mi salón hecha de papel.[My living room table is made out of paper.]|talking about what something is made from using the participle, signal word: hechaestar
    → Dicen que la corona de los reyes de oro puro.[They say that the royal crown is made of solid gold.]|Innate material → ser
  4. → Mi abuelo viudo desde hace treinta años.[My grandad has been a widower for thirty years.]|Relationship status viudoser|Normally estar expresses relationship status, but viudo is an exception that takes estar.
    → Mi hermano casado con la hermana de mi novio.[My brother is married to my boyfriend’s sister.]|Relationship status → estar
  5. → El teatro muy cerca de tu casa.[The theatre is very close to your house.]|Geographical location → estar
    → La obra a las siete. ¡No te olvides![The play is at seven o’clock. Don’t forget!]|Time of an event → ser

Complete the sentences with the conjugated form of ser and estar.

  1. El concierto el sábado, no el viernes.[The concert is on Saturday, not Friday.]|Date of an event → ser|3rd person singular
  2. Tus gafas del sol en el garaje.[Your sunglasses are in the garage.]|Geographical location → estar|1st person plural
  3. Todos mis antiguos juguetes ahora de mi hermano pequeño.[All of my old toys are now my little brother’s.]|Possession → ser|3rd person plural
  4. El precio de las gambas en Navidad por las nubes.[The price of prawns is sky high at Christmas.]|Temporary state: en Navidadestar|3rd person singular
  5. Mi cita en el dentista a las siete y media de la mañana.[My dentist appointment is at half past seven in the morning.]|Time → ser|3rd person singular
  6. ¿Sabes a cuánto los fresones?[Do you know how much the strawberries are?]|Price with the preposition aestar|3rd person plural
  7. ¡Mañana viernes![Tomorrow is Friday!]|Day of the week → ser|3rd person singular
  8. El alquiler de mi piso bastante más barato que el tuyo.[The rent for my flat is a lot cheaper than yours.]|Price (without a preposition) → ser|3rd person singular
  9. Todos mis primos ya casados.[All of my cousins are already married.]|Relationship status → estar|3rd person plural
  10. En esta pizzería, todas las pizzas caseras.[In this pizzeria, all the pizzas are homemade.]|Identifying characteristic → ser|3rd person plural