Author: Pilar González Manjavacas
This grammar exercise will help you understand some basic prepositions in Spanish and how they are used when they go with verbs of movement. With these basic prepositions, you will be able to express destination, origin, limits, direction, means of transportation and approximate place of passage.
The exercise consists of an explanatory box that illustrates the use of some prepositions in Spanish (a, en, desde, hasta, hacia, and por), in relation with verbs of movement such as “ir” (to go), “viajar” (to travel), “llegar” (to arrive), “venir” (to come), “andar” (to walk), “caminar” (to walk)… Once you understand the differences between these prepositions in Spanish, you can practice them with the exercises that follow.
These prepositions in Spanish have no meaning by themselves, but they become meaningful when they establish relations with different parts of a sentence. There are many different types of relations, but in this exercise, we are going to focus on the relations they establish with verbs of movement.
So, when they go with a verb such as “ir” (to go), “llevar” (to bring), “trasladarse” (to move), “venir” (to come), etc., these prepositions in Spanish have the following meaning:
We hope with grammar exercise helps you understand better these prepositions in Spanish and their relation with verbs of movement. If you want to continue using easy schemes to learn Spanish grammar, have a look at our Spanish grammar book. And remember, you can always join our Spanish classes in Madrid every Monday of the year!