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PAST OF THE VERB TO BE EXPLANATION FOR YOUNG LEARNERS

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PAST OF THE VERB
"TO BE"
EXPLANATION
AND EXAMPLES





In this post, you will be able to learn the verb "To Be" in the simple past tense.


First of all, this is the way the verb "To Be" is conjugated in the past tense.



I  WAS
YOU  WERE
HE / SHE / IT  WAS
WE  WERE
YOU  WERE
THEY  WERE





AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES

SUBJECT + WAS / WERE + COMPLEMENTS



Look at the next affirmative sentences, as examples:


"He was ill yesterday"
"You were ill yesterday"






NEGATIVE SENTENCES

SUBJECT + WASN´T / WEREN´T + COMPLEMENTS



Look at the next negative sentences, as examples:


He wasn´t ill yesterday.
You weren´t ill yesterday.






INTERROGATIVE SENTENCES

WAS / WERE + SUBJECT + COMPLEMENTS?



Look at the next interrogative sentences, as examples:


Was he ill yesterday?
Were you ill yesterday?



SHORT ANSWERS

Yes, SUBJECT + was / were
No, SUBJECT + wasn´t / weren´t


Examples:
Yes, He was.
No, He wasn´t.
Yes, You were.
No, you weren´t




Look at the picture below for a clear understanding.




Feel free to print this exercise.


















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