imperfect adjective (NOT PERFECT)
imperfect adjective (GRAMMAR)
- First, our French teacher showed us how to put the verb 'fermer' into the imperfect tense.
- 'When I came in Jack was reading his book' is a sentence that uses the imperfect, i.e. 'was reading' .
imperfectnoun [ S ]uk /ɪmˈpɜː.fekt/ us /ɪmˈpɝː.fekt/
› in some languages, the form of a verb that is used for an action that has not been completed in the past, used, for example, to refer to an action that was happening when it was suddenly interrupted, or to describe an existing situation at the beginning of a story未完成过去时；过去进行时