2 TO BE: AM - IS - ARE (NOW)I am a teacher.The weather is good.I am at work.You are late.TO BE: WAS – WERE (PAST)I was a teacher.The weather was good.I was at work.You were late.
3 POSITIVE EXAMPLES: I was tired last night. I was born in Australia. HeSheItWeYouTheyEXAMPLES:I was tired last night.I was born in Australia.We were at home yesterday.You were in bed last night.They were late 5 days ago.He was ill last week.WASWERE
4 NEGATIVE EXAMPLES: I wasn’t at school. She wasn’t in bed. ItWeYouTheyEXAMPLES:I wasn’t at school.She wasn’t in bed.We weren’t at home last week.You weren’t tired yesterday.They weren’t here last night.The hotel wasn’t expensive.WAS NOT(WASN’T)WERE NOT(WEREN’T)
5 Were you at the doctor’s? Was Ted at work yesterday? QUESTION?I?he?she?it?we?you?they?EXAMPLES:Was the weather nice?Were you at the doctor’s?Was Ted at work yesterday?Were Sue and Steve at theparty?WASWERE
6 SHORT ANSWERS Yes, No, I / he / she / it WAS. we / you / they WERE. WASN’T.No,we / you / theyWEREN’T.
7 EXAMPLES: Were you at the supermarket? No, I wasn’t. Was Ahmet born in Turkey? Yes, he was.Was it hot yesterday? No, it wasn’t.Those shoes are nice. Were they expensive? Yes, they were.Was the exam hard? No, it wasn’t.