Imperfect

normal imperfect verbs

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Imperfect
1. Start with the INFINITIVE ambulare (to walk)
2. Remove the final "re" and we are left with the stem
"ambula"
3. Add the endings shown below
Here is the table showing the form of the IMPERFECT
TENSE in Latin, with the corresponding English table shown
opposite.
IMPERFECT
TENSE
LATIN ENGLISH
ambulabam I was walking, used to walk, kept walking
ambulabas you were walking, used to walk, kept walking
ambulabat he was walking, used to walk, kept walking
ambulabamu
we were walking, used to walk, kept walking
s
ambulabatis you were walking, used to walk, kept walking
ambulabant they were walking, used to walk, kept walking

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This table shows that
2. There is only 1 form of IMPERFECT in Latin
3. There are 3 common English meanings
4. The beginning of the Latin word does not change.
The ending of the Latin word changes to show Tense and
5.
"Person" after the "Action".…read more

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