tener - imperfect  

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Tener means to have.
 It is regular in the imperfect.
  To say you were having or used to have,
   use the imperfect.

yo tenía
tenías
Ud./él/ella tenía
nosotros/as teníamos
vosotros/as teníais
Uds./ellos/ellas tenían

Yo tenía sed.
      I was thirsty.

Tú tenías las llaves.
      You had the keys.

¡Usted tenía mi cartera!
      You had my purse! (formal)

Teníamos cuatro motocicletas.
      We used to have four motorcycles.

Vosotros no teníais la culpa.
      You all were not at fault.

No tenían la invitación.
      They didn't have the invitation.


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