domingo, 14 de febrero de 2016

Past Simple with "be"

The Past Simple with 'be'


It's similar to the present simple because it has different rules for the verb 'be', which becomes 'was' or 'were':

Here's how to make the positive:

Positive with 'be'
was cold
you were tired
he was in the garden
she was late
it was sunny
we were on holiday
they were hungry
To make the negative with 'be', just add 'not':
Negative with 'be'Negative Short Form
I was not sleepyI wasn't sleepy
you were not on the busyou weren't on the bus
he was not at schoolhe wasn't at school
she was not beautifulshe wasn't beautiful
it was not coldit wasn't cold
we were not at workwe weren't at work
they were not tiredthey weren't tired
To make a question, just like the present simple, we change the position of 'was / were' and the subject.
Here are the past simple 'yes / no' questions with 'be':
'Yes / No' Questions with 'Be'
was I sleepy?
were you late?
was he at the cinema?
was she kind?
was it hot?
were we hungry?
were they at work?
And the 'wh' questions with 'be' (the question word just goes at the beginning, everything else is the same):
'Wh' Questions with 'Be'
why was I sleepy?
where were you?
when was he at the cinema?
how was she?
how was it?
why were we hungry?
when were they at work?


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