2TO 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.
3POSITIVE 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
4NEGATIVE 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)
5Were 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
6SHORT ANSWERS Yes, No, I / he / she / it WAS. we / you / they WERE. WASN’T.No,we / you / theyWEREN’T.
7EXAMPLES: 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.