This Spanish Easy Review writing quiz is designed to help you review the simple sentence structure. The structure of a Spanish sentence is slightly different from that found in English. For example, in English we would say red car. However, in Spanish this would be stated as car of red. The word red as used in this case is an adjective.
In Spanish, an adjective appears after the noun or thing that it describes. In addition, Spanish looks at adjectives as possessions. In other words, the car possesses the color red. To show possession, the Spanish word de is used. Therefore, the car that possesses the color red is written as: coche de rojo (car of red).
Another sentence structure difference is found with the direct object, i.e., it. In English we would say I need it. In Spanish this would be said as, lo necesito. This actually translates as: It I need. The direct object lo (it) comes before the verb.
Like the direct object, the indirect object pronouns (me, you and us) are found before the verb. (You will review more about this in the Spanish Medium Review quizzes.) For example, in English we would say: They did it to me. In Spanish this would be said as: Ellos me lo hicieron. This directly translates as: They me it did. It can also be written and said as: Lo hicieron a mí. This directly translates as: It they did to me. Both of these would be correct. The difference is found in the use of me and mí. They both mean me but in the second sentence, you must include the Spanish word a to read to me.
Below there are ten sentence and then four different versions of the sentence written in Spanish. Locate which of the four versions is written in the correct Spanish sentence structure.