How Well Do You Know Basic Spanish Grammar Rules?

By: Becky
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Masculine nouns are words that identify ______.
males
Masculine nouns are words that identify males. Tío, which means uncle, is a masculine noun.
females
children
aunts

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Compound nouns that consist of an noun and a verb and that usually end in -s are __________.
masculine
Compound nouns that consist of an noun and a verb are masculine. Abrelatas, which means can opener, is a masculine noun-verb combo.
feminine
plural
singular

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If a noun is singular, an adjective that modifies it must be _________.
masculine
feminine
singular
If a noun is singular, an adjective that modifies it must also be singular. There are no exceptions to this rule.
plural

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Every Spanish sentence needs a subject and a ____.
noun
verb
Every Spanish sentence needs a subject and a verb. This rule applies in most languages.
adjective
adverb

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Adjectives come ______ nouns in Spanish sentences
before
after
Adjectives come after nouns in Spanish sentences. In English, we would say "the red ball;" in Spanish, we would say "the ball red."
over
under

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Nouns that end in -tad are _________.
masculine
feminine
Nouns that end in -tad are feminine. Libertad, which means liberty, is a feminine noun.
singular
plural

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Spanish adverbs are used to describe ______.
nouns
verbs
Spanish adverbs are used to describe verbs. This rule is the same for English speakers.
adjectives
adverbs

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To make a Spanish sentence negative, add ___ before the verb.
yes
no
To make a Spanish sentence negative, add “no” before the verb. It's that simple.
nein
non

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It is possible in Spanish to use double __________.
negatives
It is possible in Spanish to use double negatives. This is a no-no in English.
nouns
verbs
positives

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Nouns that end in -dad are _________.
masculine
feminine
Nouns that end in -dad are feminine. Ciudad, which means city, is a feminine noun.
singular
plural

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Nouns that identify females are _________.
masculine
feminine
Nouns that identify females are feminine. Hija, which means daughter, is a feminine noun.
plural
singular

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Colors used as nouns are _________.
masculine
Colors used as nouns are masculine. This is a good rule to remember.
feminine
plural
singular

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There are ____ contractions in Spanish.
one
two
there are only two contractions in Spanish. They are AL and DEL.
three
many

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If a noun is plural, the adjective that modifies it must be _______.
masculine
feminine
singular
plural
If a noun is plural, the adjective that modifies it must also be plural. Las muchachas altas, which mean the tall girls, has both a plural noun and a plural adjective.

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Dialogues in Spanish start with a _____.
dash
Dialogues in Spanish start with a dash. They end in a normal punctuation mark.
period
tilde
carat

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Names of languages, rivers, seas and oceans are __________.
masculine
Names of languages, rivers, seas and oceans are masculine nouns. These are proper nouns.
feminine
plural
singular

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In Spanish, quotes are enclosed in _________.
dashes
periods
tildes
comillas
In Spanish, quotes are enclosed in comillas. Comillas look like this : « »

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Days of the week and months of the year are __________.
masculine
Days of the week and months of the year are masculine nouns. This is a basic Spanish grammar rule.
feminine
plural
lengthy

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The masculine form of "uno" (one) is ___.
un
The masculine form of "uno" (one) is un. The feminine form is una.
uno
una
uni

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"Usted" is the _______ form of the word "you."
formal
"Usted" is the formal form of the word "you." Use this form when you are talking to your boss.
informal
plural
singluar

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In Spanish, there are ______ categories of verbs.
one
two
three
In Spanish, there are three categories of verbs. Thiese are ir, er and ar.
four

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Nouns that end in -a are usually _________.
masculine
feminine
Nouns that end in -a are usually feminine. Ensalada, which means salad, is a feminine noun.
plural
singular

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If a noun is masculine, the adjective used with it must be __________.
masculine
If a noun is masculine, the adjective used with it must also be masculine. El muchacho alto, which means the tall boy, has both a masculine noun (muchacho) and a masculine adjective (alto).
feminine
singular
plural

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Yo is a ________ pronoun.
singular
Yo is a singular pronoun. Yo means I.
plural
easy
hard

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Nouns that end in -ambre are __________.
masculine
Nouns that end in -ambre are masculine. Alambre, which means wire, is a masculine noun.
feminine
plural
singular

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Nosotros is a _______ pronoun.
singular
plural
Nosotros is a plural pronoun. Nosotros means "we."
easy
hard

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To make an adjective that ends in a consonant plural, add ____.
-et
-el
-es
To make an adjective that ends in a consonant plural, add -es. Popular becomes populares.
-eg

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In Spanish, the days of the week are not ____________.
capitalized
In Spanish, the days of the week are not capitalized. In English, the days of the week are capitalized.
plural
singular
used

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The Spanish language is _______ based.
idea
verb
gender
The Spanish language is gender-based. Most non-English languages are gender-based.
noun

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If a word ends in a vowel, add ____ to make it plural.
b
f
s
If a word ends in a vowel, add "s" to make it plural. Casa becomes casas.
t

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Nouns that end in -aje are __________.
masculine
Nouns that end in -aje are masculine. Equipaje, which means luggage, is a masculine noun.
feminine
plural
singular

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How many possessive adjectives are there in Spanish?
3
5
There are five possessive adjectives in Spanish. They are mi, tu, su, nuestro and vuestro.
9
15

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Spanish has ____ types of superlatives.
one
two
Spanish has two types of superlatives. They are relative and absolute.
three
four

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If a noun is feminine, the adjective used with it must be _________.
masculine
feminine
If a noun is feminine, the adjective used with it must also be feminine. La muchacha alta, which means the tall girl, has both a feminine noun (girl) and a feminine adjective (alta).
singular
plural

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Most nouns that end in "o" are __________.
masculine
Most nouns that end in "o" are masculine. Año, which means year, is masculine.
feminine
Both A and B
Neither A or B

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