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Study the regular imperfect verb endings in the table below.

Imperfect Endings: A Daughter's Story of Love, Loss, and Letting Go

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'Imperfect Endings,' by Zoe FitzGerald Carter - SFGate

Zoe FitzGerald Carter boldly confronts this question in her clear-headed memoir "Imperfect Endings: A Daughter's Tale of Life and Death." Her mother, the wealthy and stubborn , has been ill with Parkinson's for almost 20 years. The book opens with Margaret interrupting a pleasant, domestic scene (Carter bathing her two girls in a bathroom that overlooks the ) with a request. "I've been trying to find a good time to end things," she says. And she asks Carter to get out her calendar.

"Imperfect Endings" forces the reader to think of the end. Whenthe fight is gone and the end is near --- but not quite in sight--- do you lie around and wait for the tunnel of light or do you,like Margaret, take matters into your own hands?

Imperfect endings and irregulars

Alternate Imperfect Subjunctive Endings
Yo -se
Tú -ses
él/ella/ello/uno -se
Usted -se
nosotros/nosotras -semos
vosotros/vosotras -seis
ellos/ellas -sen
Ustedes -sen

The imperfect verb endings look like this:

There are only two sets of endings for regular imperfect verbs, one for -ar verbs and one for both -er and -ir verbs. Simply remove the infinitive ending and add the correct imperfect ending depending on the subject of the action.

There are only two sets of endings for regular imperfect verbs, one for -ar verbs and one for both -er and -ir verbs. Simply remove the infinitive ending and add the correct imperfect ending depending on the subject of the action.