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How to form the imperfect tense in french

Form the Imperfect Tense in French

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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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