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(The past of the verb TO BE). 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.

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1 (The past of the verb TO BE)

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 I He She It We You They WAS WERE EXAMPLES: 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.

4 NEGATIVE I He She It We You They WAS NOT (WASN’T) WERE NOT (WEREN’T) EXAMPLES: 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.

5 QUESTION? I? he? she? it? we? you? they? WAS WERE EXAMPLES: Was the weather nice? Were you at the doctor’s? Was Ted at work yesterday? Were Sue and Steve at the party?

6 SHORT ANSWERS WAS. WERE. I / he / she / it Yes, we / you / they No, I / he / she / it we / you / they WASN’T. WEREN’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.


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