In a previous lesson, you learned that the imperfect is used for past actions that are not seen as completed. Use of the imperfect tense implies that the past action did not have a definite beginning or a definite end. You also learned how to conjugate regular -ar verbs. In this lesson, you will learn how to conjugate -er and -ir verbs, and become more familiar with the uses of the imperfect.
To conjugate regular -ar verbs in the imperfect, simply drop the ending (-ar) and add one of the following:
aba abas aba ábamos abais aban
To conjugate regular -er and -ir verbs in the imperfect, simply drop the ending (-er or -ir) and add one of the following:
ía ías ía íamos íais ían
Here are all three regular imperfect verb forms together: