El imperfecto
del subjuntivo
Espanol IV
How to form
1.
2.
3.
Go to the ellos/ellas/Uds.
form of the preterite tense
Drop the –ron
And the imperfect
subjunctive endings
The endings
yo -ra
tú -ras
él
ella -ra
Ud.
nosotros/as -’ramos
vosotros/as -rais
ellos
ellas
-ran
Uds.
Ejemplo: Tomar
Go to the ellos/ellas/Uds.
tomaron
form of the preterite
Drop the –ron
tomaAdd the imperfect
subjunctive endings
Ejemplo: Tomar
yo tomara
tú tomaras
él
ella tomara
Ud.
nosotros/as tomáramos
vosotros/as tomarais
ellos
ellas
tomaran
Uds.
All
the irregularities of
the preterite will be used
in the imperfect
subjunctive.
Uses of the Imperfect
Subjunctive
Use
the imperfect
subjunctive in ALL THE SAME
instances when you would
use the present subjunctive.
(IE: UWEIRDO, adverbial
clauses, etc.)
Uses of the Imperfect
Subjunctive
 Use
the imperfect subjunctive
when the verb in the main clause
is in the preterite, imperfect, or
conditional and the action in the
subordinate clauses happened at
the same time or after the verb in
the main clause.
Uses of the Imperfect
Subjunctive
 Use
the imperfect subjunctive
when the verb in the main
clauses requires the subjunctive
and is in the present or future
tense, but the action in the
subordinate clause was in the
past, before the action in the
main clause.
Sequence of Tenses
 If
the main clause is in the present tense,
here are your options:
Sequence of Tenses
 If
the main clause is in the past tense, here
are your options:
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El imperfecto del subjuntivo