The Imperfect Subjunctive in Spanish is used in exactly the same way as the Present Subjunctive. Follow the same rules and you’ll be alright – the only difference is the time frame.
Use the Present Subjunctive when the sentence is framed in the present:
No me gusta que mis padres me riñan
But use the Imperfect Subjunctive if the sentence is framed in the past:
No me gustaba que mis padres me riñieran
Imperfect Subjunctive Formation
- Start with the third-person plural form of the preterit.
- Drop the -ron ending to establish the verb’s imperfect subjunctive stem. This verb stem is used for all verbs whether they’re …read more