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How to Form the Imperfect Tense
First of all, you take the nous form of the present
tense. Then you remove the ONS and add the
(This is a little confusing so the next slide has an example which will hopefully clear up any confusion)
Here are the endings: Je __AIS
Ils/Elles __AIENT…read more
For example, JOUER (to play) is JOUONS in the
present tense nous form. SO, you remove the ONS,
which leaves you with JOU, and add the correct ending
according to whether it's `I', `you', `he/she' etc, which
Je jouais (I was playing)
Tu jouais (You were playing)
Il/Elle/On jouait (He/She/One was playing)
Nous jouions (We were playing)
Vous jouiez (You were playing)
Ils/Elles jouaient (They were playing)…read more
Most verbs which are irregular in other tenses are
actually regular in the imperfect tense. The exception
being with ÊTRE.
The stem for ÊTRE in the imperfect tense is simply ÉT-
Il/Elle/On était…read more
How things used to be...
The imperfect tense is also used to say how things
used to be. So, for example...
J'allais à l'école tous les jours quand j'étais plus jeune.
I used to go to school everyday when I was younger.…read more