Simple past tense verb: be English grammar lesson
What will I learn from the lesson simple past tense verb: be
During this lesson you will learn how to use the past tense verb be. If need don't understand the verb be click on the link English grammar lesson on the verb be. The first part of the lesson shows you some simple sentences using the singular and plural meanings.
A sort video explaining simple past tense
Simple past tense using was and were
|I||was||at school late.||I||wasn't||at school late.|
|He||was||late to football training.||He||wasn't||late to football training.|
|She||was||late going to her music class.||She||wasn't||late going to her music class.|
|It||was||late when we got home.||It||wasn't||late when we got home.|
|We||was||late for class||We||wasn't||late for class|
|You||were||late for the party.||You||weren't||late for the party.|
|They||were||on time for bus.||They||weren't||on time for bus.|
Wasn't = was + not
Weren't = were not
Simple Questions answered using yes or no
Asking questions or WH questions
*** Hint *** WH = question words that begin with -WH
|Why||was||I Dropped from the football team?|
|When||was||I sick at school?|
|Where||was||he last week?|
|How||was||she when you last talked?|
When I had a kitten...
It was very cute and everyone loved it.
It was lovely and soft.
It was so adorable.
It was so playful
It was not ugly.
It was not naughty.
It was not smelly one little bit.
Was I curious? yes I was I loved to explore in the garden
Exercise using was and were to complete the sentences in simple past tenses
Exercise copy and write on some paper
|1. _________ Where were you this afternoon?||A The large sizes _______|
|2._________ How was the party?||B. She ______ sick in bed.|
|3._________ Who was that handsome boy with you?||C. It _______ at nine o' clock.|
|4._________ What was the weather likeon your trip?||D. We _______ at soccer practise.|
|5._________ When were the twins born.||E. It ______ my boyfriend.|
|6._________ Which sweaters wereon sale?||F. It ________ lots of fun.|
|7._________ What time was the show?||G. They ________ born in 1999.|
|8._________ Why wasn't Maria at school today?||H. It _______ cold and miserable.|