11.5. verbs that form the imperfeito regularly

There are only three verbs ser (to be), ter (to have) and pôr (to put) that forms the imperfeito regularly. However these verbs are the most important verbs of all, because ter and ser are auxiliary verbs. Ter can be, as in English and in opposite to Spanish, a complete verb, than it means to possess, a modal verb, ter que (have to), than it expresses obligation and an auxiliary verb to form the comppound tenses. Ser, as in any other languages, is a linking verb, similar to get, to become etc. and assign a characteristic to the subject of the sentence or is used to form the passive voice.

Conjugate these verbs in imperfeito.






ser to be



ter to have



vir to come





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