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Imperfect tense - talking about what something was like

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This Revision Bite will give you practice in using the imperfect tense in French to talk about what something was like.

Forming the imperfect tense

To form the imperfect tense of all verbs take the nous form of the present tense, eg avoir --> nous avons and drop the nous and the -ons and add the imperfect endings, eg:

  • j'avais
  • tu avais
  • il/elle/on avait
  • nous avions
  • vous aviez
  • ils/elles avaient

Regarder (to look) in the imperfect tense

regarder
jeregardais
turegardais
il/elle/onregardait
nous  regardions
vousregardiez
ils/ellesregardaient

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