The imperfect tense has a special connotation in Spanish, and it is a part of the language that needs to be understood properly. There are a number of terms used that refer to this tense. So, it is best to be familiar with these terms before taking on the Imperfect Tense Worksheet. This worksheet will guide you through the aspects of the imperfect tense, so that you can master it.
The first part of the imperfect tense is the Pronoun. The pronoun is used to mark the subject of a sentence. You can think of the subject as the person that is doing something in the sentence. It is also important to note that the Pronoun is different from the subject marker that you use in simple sentences like “He is here”You go there”.
The second part of the imperfect tense is the verb. This is usually a verb that would be used in a sentence but is used to show a completed action or condition. The example that I give below will help you get the concept of the imperfect tense.
O “Quiero cualquier?” –This means “Do you want to build a better building?” The subject of the sentence is the subject of the action, and that action is the building that we are wanting to build.
O “Mi tiene,” –The subject is the subject of the construction. In this case, the subject is the building.
O “La carta es” –The action marker is the action of the subject. The subject is the building. The action of the subject is the act of building the building. That action would be a building.
If you are following the above sentence, then you know what the sentence would mean if it were presented without the imperfect tense. In this case, we use the imperfect tense to complete the sentence. “I am going to go build a better building,” is grammatically incorrect because we use the subject (building) in the sentence.
The inflection and the body of the sentence will change, but the subject of the sentence is still the same. The main idea that you need to remember about the imperfect tense is that the subject of the sentence is changed to indicate that the action that was begun is complete.