How do you form the imperfect tense?

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With AR verbs, first take off the AR from your infinitive to get the stem of the verb, then add the imperfect endings as follows:

Yo .....aba

Tú .....abas

él/ella/usted .....aba

Nosotros ábamos

Vosotros abais

Ellos/as/ustedes aban

For ER & IR verbs, remove the infinitve ending to reveal the stem, and then add:

Yo .....ía

Tú .....ía

él/ella/usted .....ía

Nosotros ....íamos

Vosotros ....íais

Ellos/as/ustedes .....ían

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