In this grammar lesson you will learn about the regular er verbs imperfect tense conjugation.
In this lesson you will learn about:
- the regular er verbs imperfect tense conjugation
- the common regular er verbs in Spanish
- what regular er verbs imperfect tense conjugation look like in sentences
- how you can quiz yourself on the regular er verbs imperfect tense conjugation
- how to practice with flashcards on regular er verbs imperfect tense conjugation
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By the end of the lesson you will know all about regular er verbs imperfect tense conjugation!
Table of Contents
Regular Er Verbs Imperfect Tense Conjugation Table
|er ending||comer (to eat)|
Regular Er Verbs Conjugation Method
There is a three-step method that will make conjugating regular spanish er verbs very easy for you.
In order to conjugate verbs that end with -er in the imperfect tense one must:
- Find the infinitive (full verb)
- Cut off the -er
- Add the new ending (ía, ías, ia, íamos, íais, ían)
In the conjugation table above you can see the verb comer which means to “to eat” in English.
We will take this verb and conjugate it in the “yo” form using the three-step method.
The full verb of “to eat” is comer in Spanish.
Once you cut of the er ending all that is left is com.
When we add the new ending ía, the final conjugated form will be comía.
So when you wish to say “I used to eat” or “I was eating” in Spanish you get:
Common Regular Er Verbs
Spanish has three regular verb groups
- regular -ar verbs
- regular -er verbs
- regular -ir verbs
The regular er verbs group is the second biggest verb group. Many Spanish verbs fall in this group.
Here is a list of common verbs that you are sure to encounter in day-to-day life:
|cometer (un error)||to make (a mistake)|
|meter (en)||to put (into)|
|poseer||to possess, own|
|temer||to fear, dread|
Example Sentences on Regular Er Verbs Imperfect Tense Conjugation
This section of the lesson on regular er verbs imperfect tense conjugation is about seeing the verbs in action.
This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of regular er verbs imperfect tense conjugation through examples.
Yo tenía un póster de Brad Pitt en mi habitación cuando era una adolescente.
I had a poster of Brad Pitt in my room when I was a teenager.
Tú ponías mucho empeño en tu trabajo.
You put a lot of effort into your work.
Él no quería mudarse de nuevo.
He did not want to move again.
No conocíamos esa faceta tuya.
We didn’t know this side of you.
Vosotros bebías muy poca agua.
You drank very little water.
Ellos corrían por la mañana.
They used to run in the morning.
Quiz Yourself on Regular Er Verbs Imperfect Tense Conjugation
At the end of every lesson you can do a small quiz.
You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.
You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.
Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.
You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!
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