was / were

Unit 11. was/ were

Now Charlie is at work.
At midnight last night he wasn`t at work.
He was in bed.
He was asleep.


 
am/is ( present) - was ( past):

- I am tired.
- Is she at home (now)?
- The weather is nice today.

I was tired last night.
Was she at home yesterday morning?
The weather was nice yesterday.


are ( present) - were ( past):

- You are late (now).
- They aren`t here (now)?

You were late yesterday.
They weren`t here last Sunday.

positive

I
he
she
it

was

we
you
they

were

negative

I
he
she
it

was not
(wasn`t)

we
you
they

were not
(weren`t)

question

was

I?
he?
she?
it?

were

we?
you?
they?


- Last year she was 22, so she is 23 now.
- When I was a child, I was afraid of dogs.
- We were tired after the journey but we weren`t hungry.
- The hotel was very comfortable and it wasn`t expensive.
- Where were you at 3 o`clock yesterday afternoon?.
- Was the weather good when you were on holiday?
- Those shoes are nice. Were they expensive?
- Why was he angry yesterday?
 
short answers

short answer - positive

Yes,

reversed bracket to table

I/ he/ she/ it

was

we/ you/ they

were

short answer - negative

No,

reversed bracket to table

I/ he/ she/ is

wasn`t.

we/ you/ they

weren`t.

  • Were you late? No, I wasn`t.
    - Was Ted at work yesterday? Yes, he was.
    - Were they at the party? No, they weren`t.