En français: Bonjour tout le monde. J'ai besoin d'aider. Je suis étudiant de français. Je le parle comme ci comme ça. J'habite aux Etats-Unis. In English: Hi everyone! I need help. I'm a student who is learning French. I speak it okay. I live in the United States. The perfect and imperfect of verbs can sometimes be very confusing to choose which one to use. One verb that is difficult for me to differ when I'm talking in the past whether I should use the perfect or imperfect is être. I know that the perfect can either mean "I have been" or "I was" also. The imperfect of être means "I was" most of the time. I need to figure out when to use the imperfect and perfect in être. Give me examples please! Thanks everyone! Salut! Moderator note: Multiple threads merged to create this one. See also FR: passé composé / imparfait.