Errores comunes: Ending a phrase with a preposition in Spanish (video & handout)

Errores comunes Preposition End PhraseWho’s that present for? Who did you go to the movies with? Sure, grammar rules tell us not to end sentences with prepositions in English, but we hear it all of the time!

Spanish, on the other hand, is a different story. This contrast leads us to such mistakes as «*Quién es este regalo para?»

In this video lesson, I explain how to understand and fix the common error of ending phrases with prepositions in Spanish.

Want to test your knowledge before you get started? Here is a free handout:

HANDOUT: Errores comunes. Terminar una frase con una preposición

Try it before watching the video, try again after the lesson is finished, and then check the answer key!

ANSWER KEY Errores comunes. Terminar una frase con una preposición 

Enjoy the video!

Also, here is the lyric video for the song I mention in the video, «¿Con quién se queda el perro?» by Jesse &Joy.

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¡Bailar es mi vida!

bailar es mi vida¡Bailar es mi vida! Notice that we use the infinitive form of the verb here, bailar.

How would you translate this to English?

«Dancing is my life!»

In English, we use the gerund, «-ing» form of the verb. But in Spanish, remember to use the infinitive! ¡Bailar es mi vida!

Here´s a link to a short video for more info on this topic: Video – Common mistakes in Spanish: Overusing gerunds

Common mistakes in Spanish: Saying «to have fun»! (Video)

  My students have their first in-class compositions soon, so I finally started my «Errores comunes» video series. I’ve been keeping record of the most common mistakes I see in student compositions for a few years now, so I hope this series will be helpful! In this video, I hope to help them learn to say «divertirse» instead of «tener divertido». Any feedback is welcome, and I would really appreciate if you give the video a «like» on Youtube or even subscribe to my channel!