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El 10 de Abril, 2017

posted Apr 10, 2017, 2:23 PM by Unknown user
Spanish: We continued to discuss 3rd conjugation (-ir verbs) of the Imperfect Tense.
Homework: Choose any Three (3) -Er Verbs and any Three (3) -Ir Verbs and conjugate them into the Imperfect Tense. 

The Imperfect:

The imperfect is used to express an action or state as going on in the past, as repeated or habitual.

  • The imperfect is also used for descriptions, either of physical conditions or mental states.

  • The imperfect tense is formed by adding the endings to the stem of the infinitive.

First Conjugation: -aba, -abas, -aba, -abamos, -aban

Hablar, To Speak

I was speaking, Used to Speak*


Hablaba

I was Speaking

Hablabamos

We were speaking

Hablabas

You were Speaking

*Hablabais

You were Speaking

Hablaba

He/She/It was speaking

Hablaban

They Were Speaking

 You need to use the pronoun to differentiate between the 1st and 2nd person conjugations in the singular form. Yo hablaba    El hablaba

Second Conjugation: -ia, -ias, -ia, -iamos, -ian

Comer, To Eat

I was eating, Used to Eat*


Comia

I was eating

Comiamos

We were eating

Comias

You were eating

*Comiais

You were Eating

Comia

He/She/It was Eating

Comian

They were eating


Third Conjugation: -ia, -ias, -ia, -iamos, -ian

Vivir, To Live

I was living, I used to live*


Vivia

I was living

Viviamos

We were living

Vivias

You were living

*Vivias

You were living

Vivia

He/She/It was living

Vivian

They were living

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