Imperfect Tense - Exercises

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Exercise

Regular verbs. Type in the verbs in the imperfect tense.

  1. Siempre (compartir/nosotros)  nuestro almuerzo con los demás.[We would always share our lunch with the others.]|ir-verb, 1st person plural ending: íamos
  2. Antes (soler/yo)  comer en la cafetería.[Before, I used to eat in the cafeteria.]|er-verb, 1st person singular ending: ía
  3. El año pasado (dormir/tú)  aún con tu hermano.[Last year you were still living with your brother.]|ir-verb, 2nd person singular ending: ías
  4. Los actores (firmar)  autógrafos después de cada función.[The actors signed autographs after every performance.]|ar-verb, 3rd person plural ending: aban
  5. A mi antiguo coche le (costar)  arrancar.[My old car always had trouble starting.]|ar-verb, 3rd person singular ending: aba

Irregular verbs. Type in the verbs in the imperfect tense.

  1. Hace dos años, el transporte público (ser)  mucho más barato.[Two years ago, public transportation was much cheaper.]|irregular verb, 3rd person singular
  2. En verano (ir/nosotros)  todas las tardes a la playa.[In summer, we went to the beach every day.]|irregular verb, 1st person plural
  3. Nuria y Ramón (ser)  los más jóvenes del grupo.[Nuria and Ramón were the youngest ones in the group.]|irregular verb, 3rd person plural
  4. Al anochecer (ir/vosotros)  a pasear.[You always went walking at nightfall.]|irregular verb, 2nd person plural
  5. El jardín de Inés (ser)  el más florido del pueblo.[Inés’s garden was the most flower-filled one in the entire village.]|irregular verb, 3rd person singular

All verbs. Type in the verbs in the imperfect tense.

  1. Edgar Degas (pintar)  esencialmente bailarinas y carreras de caballos.[Edgar Degas mostly painted ballerinas and horse races.]|regular ar-verb, 3rd person singular: aba
  2. En aquella época no (ser/nosotros)  conscientes de nuestro comportamiento.[At that time we were unaware of our behaviour.]|irregular verb, 1st person plural
  3. El año pasado (ir/tú)  a clases de alemán.[Last year you went to German class.]|irregular verb, 2nd person singular
  4. En mi instituto no (haber)  ordenadores.[There were no computers at my school.]|regular er-verb, 3rd person singular: ía|past tense of hayhay/había is always used in the singular, even when it is referring to a plural noun.
  5. Los automóviles no (existir)  en el siglo XVII.[There were no cars in the 17th century.]|regular ir-verb, 3rd person plural: ían