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Imperfect tense

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Imperfect tense

Postby spqr » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:48 pm

Wheelock does not make clear( at least to me) when to translate the imperfect as a simple past tense. In many of the answer keys he translates the imperfect as a past when I can't figure out why. There must be some grammar nuance that I am missing.
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Re: Imperfect tense

Postby elduce » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:28 pm

You are right about that. Your translation and insight into the passage comes with experience. I do not know when to translate it as "was/were ____" or simple past tense, but sometimes I use context clues to help me find the best answer.

Perhaps speaking to a Latin teacher or someone outside this forum w/more knowledge on the topic? (or Google it)

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