G5775 - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number



The imperfect tense generally represents continual or repeated
action. Where the present tense might indicate "they are
asking, " the imperfect would indicate "they kept on asking."

In the case of the verb "to be, " however, the imperfect tense
is used as a general past tense and does not carry the
connotation of continual or repeated action.