Verb be: was / were Utilizamos there was y there were para expresar “haber y existencia” en pasado y hacer distinción entre el singular y plural. Singular: Verb to be was Was para identificar 1 sola persona o cosa Afirmative form / Forma afirmativa: Ex. There was a boy in the river.
Negative form/ Forma negativa (añadiendo not al verbo to be was: was + not= wasn’t) Ex. There wasn’t a dolphin near the island. Interrogative form / Forma interrogative. Se invierte el verbo to be (was) luego there + el complemento. Was there a lion? Verbo to be particula Complemento Was there a lion? Yes, there was / No, there wasn’t Was the boy happy? Yes, he was / No, he wasn’t
Plural: verb to be were Were para identificar dos o más personas o cosas. Affirmative form/ forma afirmativa There were lions near the river Negative form / forma negativa: (añadiendo not al verbo to be were: were + not= weren’t) There weren’t monkeys on the island.
Interrogative form / Forma interrogativa Se invierte el verbo to be (were) luego there + el complemento. Were there bears? Verbo to be particula Complemento Were there mountains? Yes, there were / No, there weren’t Were the girls happy? Yes, they were / No. they weren’t