the imperfect

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the imperfect

grammar
:the form of a verb used to express an incomplete action in the past or a state that continued for a period of time in the past
  • In "He was singing when I came in," "was singing" is in the imperfect.

Word by Word Definitions

imperfect play
  1. : not perfect: such as

  2. : defective

  3. : having stamens or pistils but not both

  1. : an imperfect tense


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