For this lesson, would it be correct to say that you generally conjugate the verbs ending in "ar" to "aba" (e.g. hablar becomes hablaba) and that you conjugate verbs ending in "er" and "ir" to "ía" (e.g. soler becomes solía)?
Yes, all -ar verbs that are regular in El Imperfecto take the endings -aba, -abas, -aba, -ábamos, -abais, -aban. And -er or -ir verbs that are regular in El Imperfecto take the endings -ía, -ías, -ía, -íamos, -íais, -ían.
The good news is that there only 3 irregular verbs in El Imperfecto. Here are the lessons for these ones:
Conjugate ser in El Pretérito Imperfecto (imperfect tense)
Conjugate ir in El Pretérito Imperfecto (imperfect past)
Conjugate ver in El Pretérito Imperfecto (imperfect tense)
I hope this helps
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