El tiempo pasado del verbo To be 

I was & You were

Was y Were corresponden al tiempo pasado del verbo to be.

Recordemos que el verbo TO BE en tiempo presente tiene tres formas posibles:

AM - IS - ARE


Como vemos en tiempo pasado el verbo To Be se reduce solo a dos formas posibles, was y were. Cada una de ellas se usa con un sujeto (I, you, he, etc) determinado segun veremos a continuación.



Was & Were: Preguntas, afirmaciones y negaciones

Positive

I

was 

he
she
it
you
were
we
they

Ejemplos


Last year Taylor was 20, so she is 21 now

(El año pasado Taylor tenia 20, asi que tiene 21 ahora)


Yesterday morning, we were at John's office. 

(Ayer en la mañana estabamos en la oficina de John)

Negative

I

was not

(wasn't)

he
she
it
you

were not

(weren't)

we
they

Ejemplos


Tommy wasn't  watching TV.

 (Tommy no estaba viendo TV)


They weren't at home last night.

 (Ellos no estaban en casa anoche)

 

Question

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

Ejemplos


Where was Ann yesterday afternoon?

(¿Dónde estaba Ann ayer en la tarde?)


Weren't you at Martin's party last week?

(¿No estabas tú en la fiesta de Martin la semana pasada?)

 


Para responder a las preguntas de forma breve lo haremos usando las contracciones:

  • Were they at home last night? Yes, they were / No, they weren't
  • Was she your teacher last year? Yes, she was / No, she wasn't

Expresiones de tiempo más usadas con was y were

Last night
anoche
Last year
El año pasado
Yesterday
ayer
Last week
La semana pasada
Last Sunday
El domingo pasado 
Last month
El mes pasado
An hour ago Hace una hora A week ago Hace una semana

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