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Imperfect tense of SER

Ser is irregular in the Imperfect Indicative tense.

✻ The Imperfect tense is used when talking about continuous or ongoing action in the past. Something that used to happen or, would (always) happen.

eu ➜ Ela era uma criança tranquila. (She was a peaceful child.)

você, ele, ela ➜ Era uma vez. (Once upon a time.)

nós ➜ Nós éramos vizinhos. (We used to be neighbors.)

vocês, eles, elas ➜ Vocês eram estudiosos na escola. (You were studious in school.)