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L’ Imparfait. Is a past tense You do not need a helping verb You need the “nous” form of the present tense You drop the “ ons ” from the nous form to have the stem. Imparfait. The stem is the “nous” form minus “ ons ” You add the endings to the stem

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L imparfait
L’ Imparfait

  • Is a past tense

  • You do not need a helping verb

  • You need the “nous” form of the present tense

  • You drop the “ons” from the nous form to have the stem


Imparfait
Imparfait

  • The stem is the “nous” form minus “ons”

  • You add the endings to the stem

  • The endings are: ais, ais,ait, ions, iez, aient

  • Example: verb regarder

  • “nous” form: regardons

  • Stem: regard

  • Imparfait: je regardais, etc….


When do you use the imparfait
When do you use the Imparfait?

  • When you want to say : I used to

  • When you want to describe a progressive past action

  • To talk about the weather

  • To talk about the time

  • To describe people

  • To talk about feelings


Imparfait1
Imparfait

  • When you want to say was happening compared to something that happened

  • The Imparfait is different from the passé composé

  • The imparfait is used to describe a habit

  • I was watching is imparfait

  • I watched is passé composé


Parler in the imparfait
Parler in the Imparfait

  • Je parlais Nous parlions

  • TuparlaisVousparliez

  • Il parlaitIlsparlaient


Pass compos and imparfait
Passé composé and Imparfait

  • You can have the two tenses in the same sentence.

  • Example:

  • Je regardais la téléquand ma copineest

  • arrivée.

  • I was watching TV when my friend came.


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