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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #52909: To be in the simple past tense
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    To be in the simple past tense


     To be in the simple past tense :

    I was     you were     he/she/it was    we were    you were     they were

    Was I?   were you?   was he/she/it?   were we?   were you?   were they?

    I was not   you were not   he/she/it was not   we were not   you were not   they were not

    I wasn't     you weren't     he/she/it wasn't     we weren't     you weren't     they weren't  (contracted form)

     Short answers with to be :

    We usually use the contraction in the negative form.

    Was he here yesterday ? yes he was / no he wasn't.

    Were they at work at 8.00 am? yes they were / no they weren't.

     

    Exercise :

    Complete the sentences. Be careful, some answers may be used more than once.

     





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    1. Well, she an average student.
    2. Was Loren good at school? She so-so.
    3. Was Margaret good at school? No, she .
    4. Was Mike good at school? No, he hopeless.
    5. Ann was good at school, ?
    6. Was Susan with a friend? No, alone.
    7. Was Ian alone? No, .
    8. Were they noisy? No, .
    9. Were Lynn and Susan together at the party? Yes, .
    10. Was Jim an engineer? No, .
    11. Was Jim a lawyer? Yes, .








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