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    verb thing

    How is this said correctly:

    Я ещё не составляла..(или составила?)

    You don't need to translate the verb, please don't, because actually I can't remember the English meaning(i only know what it means in Russian). But what is the difference between these forms?
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    Re: verb thing

    Quote Originally Posted by Евгения Белякова
    How is this said correctly:

    Я ещё не составляла..(или составила?)

    You don't need to translate the verb, please don't, because actually I can't remember the English meaning(i only know what it means in Russian). But what is the difference between these forms?
    It's the difference between perfective and imperfective aspects. An imperfective (составляла - составлять) has a meaning of the long or incomplete action, as you were doing it for some time and haven't finished yet. It's similar to a continuous tense in English. On the other hand, a perfective aspect (составила - составить) has a meaning of the complete action, mostly in the past. That's the thing you already have done, similar to a perfect tenses in English.

    So, "я не составляла" - "I didn't do it, didn't even start to do it"; "я не составила" - "I haven't finished yet", may be you have already started, but haven't finished.
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