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Poner Present Tense

Step into the versatile world of “poner” in the present tense, a key verb for expressing placement and setting in Spanish! Our platform features a comprehensive verb chart, hands-on conjugation exercises, exciting games, and everyday sentences using “poner.” Enhance your Spanish at our Spanish verbs page. Improve your “poner” skills by practicing on our poner conjugation page.

Verb Meaning(s): to put, to place, to set

Verb Chart: Poner Present Tense



I put
I do put
I am putting



we put
we do put
we are putting

(Juana, Juan)


you put
you do put
you are putting


(informal Spain)


you all put
you all do put
you all are putting


(Sra./Dr. García)


he/she/you put
he/she/you do put
he/she/you are putting



they/you all put
they/you all do put
they/you all are putting

Poner Present Tense Practice

Multiple Choice Game

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Conjugation Practice

Present Tense

Poner Present Sentence Examples

1. Yo pongo la mesa.
I set the table.
2. Tú pones tu mochila en el suelo.
You put your backpack on the floor.
3. Él pone los libros en la estantería.
He places the books on the shelf.
4. Ella pone flores en el jarrón.
She puts flowers in the vase.
5. Usted pone el dinero en la caja fuerte.
You (formal) put the money in the safe.
6. Nosotros ponemos atención en clase.
We pay attention in class.
7. Vosotros ponéis los platos en la mesa. (used only in Spain)
You all put the plates on the table.
8. Ellos ponen empeño en su trabajo.
They put effort into their work.
9. Ellas ponen música en la fiesta.
They (feminine) play music at the party.
10. Ustedes ponen las reglas.
You all set the rules.