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Posted by on Friday, May 15, 2009 at 2:56am.

Complete the e-mail Juan sent to someone he met through a chat room for foreign students studying in the United States. Fill in each blank with the correct form of the verb that best fits the context of the e-mail.

"Me llamo Juan y soy estudiante en la universidad. (1) ______ (Enseñar / Estudiar) ciencias porque (2) ______ (desear / practicar) ser médico (doctor) en el futuro. Mi hermana (My sister) Andrea también (3) _______ (estudiar / tomar) en la universidad, pero ella prefiere (prefers) las artes, especialmente la música. Ella (4)______ (tocar / tomar) la guitarra y (5)_______ (cantar / bailar) muy bien. Nosotros también (6)_______ (trabajar / hablar) en un restaurante porque (7)_______ (necesitar / regresar) dinero para (in order to) (9)_______ (comprar / pagar) la matrícula de la universidad. Todos los fines de semana Andrea y yo (9)_______ (hablar / escuchar) con mamá. Ella está en Venezuela y nos extraña (she misses us) mucho, por eso (10)_______ (necesitar / regresar) a casa todas las vacaciones."

  • spanish - , Friday, May 15, 2009 at 9:44am

    Well, let's see YOUR choices first! We do not DO the homework for you, but HELP after you DO your best!


  • spanish - , Friday, May 15, 2009 at 1:06pm


  • spanish - , Friday, May 15, 2009 at 3:22pm

    This exercise is NOT just picking the infinitive! The choices are in the infinitive form, but the directions clearly say "the correct form of the verb that fits the context..." Do you notice that this is begun with "Yo soy......." telling you that "yo" is telling the story.

    1. Estudio
    2. deseo (I wish to be a doctor)
    3. estudia (Andrea is the subject here)
    4. toca
    5. canta
    6. trabajamos
    7. necesitamos
    8. pagar
    9. hablamos (CON = we speak with)
    10. regresamos (that's why we go back/return home every vacation

    Aren't you lucky this wasn't a test? The only one you would have gotten is #8 because it IS the infinitive form!


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