FREN BC1002 Lecture 4: L'IMPARFAIT

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L’Imparfait
Syntaxe
1. An ongoing action in the past. The imparfait does not emphasize the end of that action.
J’écrivais des lettres.
2. Habitual or repeated action.
Elle allait à la bibliothèque le jeudi.
3. Description; how things were or what was happening when…
Henri était à Paris…
3. Physical or mental states of being.
Ma soeur avait peur des chiens.
Expressions Utiles
d’habitude/usually
souvent/often
Tous les jours/everyday
le lundi, le mardi.../on Mondays…
le week-end/on the weekend
Verb Forms:
Stem + -ais -ions
-ais -iez
-ais -aient
Être
J’étais
Tu étais
Il/Elle/On était
Nous étions
Vous étiez
Ils/Elles étaient
Finir
Je finissais
Tu finissais
Il/Elle/On finissait
Nous finissions
Vouz finissiez
Ils/Elles finissaient
Vendre
Je vendais
Tu vendais
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