6.4.2 Grammar Spot - Was/were

Verb To be - in the past Was/Were
Positive
I was (a child / in London)
You were (a child / in London)
He/ She/ It was (a child / in London)
We were (children / in London)
You were (children / in London )
They were (children / in London)
 
NB! Was/were Is the past of am/is/are.
 
Negative
I was not / I wasn't (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month)
You were not / You weren't (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month)
He/ She/ It was not / He/ She/ It wasn't (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month)
We were not / We weren't (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month)
You were not / You weren't (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month)
They were not / They weren't (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month)
 
Subject - auxiliar - not - verb in infinitive form without "to".
 
Question
When was I (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month) ?
When were you (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month) ?
When he/ she/ it was (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month)?
When were we(at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month) ?
When were you (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month) ?
When were they (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month) ?
 
Auxiliar - subject - verb in infinitive form without "to".
 
Negative Question
Was not/ Wasn't I (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month) ?
Were not/ Weren't you have (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month) ?
Was not/ Wasn't he/ she/ it have (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month) ?
Were not/ Weren't we have (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month) ?
Were not/ Weren't you have (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month) ?
Were not/ Weren't they have (at Charlie's restaurant yesterday evening / in Italy last month) ?

Was Born
I was born in Milan in 1980

NOT I am born in 1976


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