Regular Er Verbs Imperfect Tense Conjugation [+6 Examples & Quiz]

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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
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

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 endingcomer (to eat)
yoíacomía
íascomías
él/ella/ustedíacomía
nosotros/nosotrasíamoscomíamos
vosotros/vosotrasíaiscomíais
ellos/ellas/ustedesíancomían

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:

  1. Find the infinitive (full verb)
  2. Cut off the -er
  3. 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.

  1. comer

The full verb of “to eat” is comer in Spanish.

  1. com

Once you cut of the er ending all that is left is com.

  1. comía

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:

Yo comía

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:

aprenderto learn
beberto drink
comerto eat
cometer (un error)to make (a mistake)
comprenderto understand
correrto run
creerto believe
deberto owe
leerto read
meter (en)to put (into)
poseerto possess, own
romperto break
temerto fear, dread
venderto sell

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.

tener

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.

poner

ponías mucho empeño en tu trabajo.

You put a lot of effort into your work.

querer

Él no quería mudarse de nuevo.

He did not want to move again.

conocer

No conocíamos esa faceta tuya.

We didn’t know this side of you.

beber

Vosotros bebías muy poca agua.

You drank very little water.

correr

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!

Fill in the Blank!Yo un póster de Brad Pitt en mi habitación cuando era una adolescente. [tener]

I had a poster of Brad Pitt in my room when I was a teenager.
Fill in the Blank!
mucho empeño en tu trabajo. [poner]

You put a lot of effort into your work.
Fill in the Blank!
Él no mudarse de nuevo.

He did not want to move again.

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