Past Participle Spanish Quiz

Based on the context, fill in the blanks with the correct past participle verb. Pasados participios are important words that can be used to conjugate compound tenses, but also as adjectives to describe people and objects.    Since these words are important, in this 10 question quiz, you’ll get to practice both regular and irregular past participles. Each of these questions will have the verb in parentheses that you need to conjugate in past participle form.  If you’re still struggling with this topic, I encourage you to check our guide on Past Participles in Spanish before taking this test.

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¿Sabes si la tienda está (abrir)?

Do you know if the store is open?

As adjectives, past participles in Spanish are used to describe something or someone’s characteristics. However, in this case, the past participle needs to agree with the noun in gender and number. 'Abierta' is an irregular past participle and it describes a singular feminine noun (tienda).

Mis amigos y yo hemos (oír) que la maestra no va a venir.

My friends and I have heard that the teacher is not coming.

When combined with the verb ‘haber’, past participles are used to build Spanish compound tenses. -IR regular participles are built by adding ‘-ido’ to the stem. However, if like in this case, the stem ends with a vowel, you need to add an accent mark to -ído.

No me he (poner) los aretes que me regalaste.

I haven’t worn the earrings that you gave me.

When combined with ‘haber’, past participles are used to conjugate compound tenses. Since in this case they’re not adjectives, los pasados participios don’t need to agree in gender and number with the noun. Puesto is the irregular past participle of ‘poner’.

No he hecho el proyecto porque las computadoras están (descomponer)

I haven’t done the project because the computers are broken.

If used to describe things or people, the past participle will have plural or feminine form depending on the noun it’s referring to. Descompuestas describes plural feminine objects (computadoras). Notice that ‘descomponer' is formed with the suffix ‘poner’, so this verb will have the same irregularities as ‘poner’.

Chicos, ¿ya han (probar) las galletas de Lola? ¡Están deliciosas!

Guys, have you tried Lola’s cookies? They’re delicious!

The past participle for regular -AR verbs is formed by adding ‘-ado’  to the verb stem. In this case, probado is used to build compound tenses.

Mis hermanos y yo no hemos (tener) mascotas.

My brothers and I haven’t had pets.

To form past participles for regular -ER verbs, you need to add - ‘ido’ to the verb stem. As a result, 'tenido' is the past participle form of ‘tener’.

La verdad la fiesta estuvo muy (aburrir).

To be honest, the party was very boring.

In this case, the past participle is working as an adjective since it’s describing how the party was. La fiesta is a feminine singular noun, as a result, 'aburrida' is the correct past participle for this case.

Caroline y Peter siguen (enojar) conmigo.

Caroline and Peter are still upset with me.

In this example, the past participle is providing information about Caroline and Peter’s feelings. Since it’s working as an adjective, we need to make sure that it agrees in number and gender with the noun. “Caroline and Peter” is a plural, mixed group, so in this case, enojados is the corresponding past participle.

Fernanda no ha (leer)  este libro.

Fernanda has not read that book.

Regular -ER participles are built by adding ‘-ido’ to the stem. But since in this case our stem (‘le’) ends with a vowel, we need to add an accent mark to the participle ending. As a result, leído is the past participle form of ‘leer’.

Jossie y Laura estarán muy (ocupar) la semana que viene.

Jossie and Laura will be very busy next week.

‘Ocupar’ has a regular past participle. This means that you only need to remove the -AR ending and add the corresponding ending. Keep in mind that, in this case, the past participle is acting as an adjective (busy), but this is synonymous with ‘occupied’. So, since we’re talking about a group of women, we need to use ocupadas.

Quiz Results

Question Answer Given Correct Answer
¿Sabes si la tienda está _____ (abrir)?
Mis amigos y yo hemos __ (oír) que la maestra no va a venir.
No me he ___ (poner) los aretes que me regalaste.
No he hecho el proyecto porque las computadoras están ______ (descomponer)
Chicos, ¿ya han ____ (probar) las galletas de Lola? ¡Están deliciosas!
Mis hermanos y yo no hemos _____ (tener) mascotas.
La verdad la fiesta estuvo muy ____ (aburrir).
Caroline y Peter siguen _____ (enojar) conmigo.
Fernanda no ha _____ (leer)  este libro.
Jossie y Laura estarán muy ______ (ocupar) la semana que viene.

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