A question about a verb I don't understand
住んでいました - Sunde imashita
jisho.org tells me:
"住んでいました looks like an inflection of 住む, with these forms: Te-iru-form. It indicates an action that is ongoing. Masu-form. It is the polite form of the verb. Ta-form. It indicates the past tense of the verb."
so I tried this:
住む - sumu - to live
it ends with -mu so it becomes: 住んで - sunde (te form)
and this is as far as I go because I can't seem to understand this part: いました
Could you tell me how that part is formed and the logic behind it ?