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How to form the imperfect tense in french

Form the Imperfect Tense in French


First, find the "nous" form of the present tense of the verb and remove the "ons".

Add the following endings dependant on the person: JE-AIS. NOUS-IONS TU-AIS. VOUS-IEZ IL/ELLE/ON-AIT. ILS/ELLES-AIENT

The only exception is "être". The stem of "être" is "êt-".

All but "être" follow this rule, however verbs which are irregular in the present have their iregularity passed on.

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