Imperfect Tense:

 

Describes an action that started in the past but keeps on going.

 

Ways to translate imperfect tense are:

e.g. = verberabat

1.         he was beating

2.         he beat

3.         he kept on beating

 

To conjugate the imperfect tense, take the second principal part of your verb, cut off the re to find your stem, & add the imperfect endings.

 

Verbero, verberare, verberavi, verberatus to beat

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

Verberabam

Verberabamus

2nd Person

Verberabas

Verberabatis

3rd Person

verberabat

verberabant

 

Terreo, terrere, terrui, territus to frighten, to scare

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

terrebam

terrebamus

2nd Person

terrebas

terrebatis

3rd Person

terrebat

terrebant

 

Mitto, mittere, misi, missus to send

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

mittebam

mittebamus

2nd Person

mittebas

mittebatis

3rd Person

mittebat

mittebant

 

Facio, facere, feci, factus to do, to make

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

faciebam

faciebamus

2nd Person

faciebas

faciebatis

3rd Person

faciebat

faciebant

 

Audio, audire, audivi, auditus to hear

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

audiebam

audiebamus

2nd Person

audiebas

audiebatis

3rd Person

audiebat

audiebant

 

Irregular verbs do not have any rules, you just have to memorize and remember these conjugations.

 

Sum, esse, fui, futurus to be

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

eram

eramus

2nd Person

eras

eratis

3rd Person

erat

erant

 

Possum, posse, posui, ~ - can, is able

 

Singular

Plural

1st Person

poteram

poteramus

2nd Person

poteras

poteratis

3rd Person

poterat

poterant

 

After copying these notes & writing down any questions for your teacher, translate each verb in the conjugations listed above. Then, complete the assigned homework.