Luxembourgish Lessons #27: The Passive Voice, Ep. II: Imperfect Tense
Welcome to number twenty-seven of the Luxembourgish lessons, which will continue discussing the passive voice, but this time how to form it in the imperfect tense.
- Passive Voice: Grammar
Forming the Imperfect Passive
The imperfect passive is rather self-explanatory: It's a passive verb, but in the imperfect tense (i.e. was (being) ___ed). Forming the imperfect passive involves two parts: the perfect participle of the main verb and the imperfect conjugation of the auxiliary verb ginn (shown below):
Last lesson, I showed how a verb like iessen (to eat) would be conjugated in the present passive:
Now compare that to the imperfect passive:
Unlike the imperfect active, all verbs have a imperfect passive form.
- Luxembourgish Lessons #25: Ginn- One Word, Four Meanings
- Luxembourgish Lessons #26: The Passive Voice, Ep. I: Present Tense