Learn English Grammar Online - The past
Forms of the verb "To be"
To be is the most common verb in the English language. It can
be used as an auxiliary or a main verb. In the simple past tense, to be is conjugated
|Singular = 1||Plural = 1+|
|Question ?||Positive Statement +
|| Negative Statement -
|Singular||Written Form or spoken for emphasis||
Written Form or spoken for emphasis
|Question - ?||"Were you busy on Monday?"||"Was it nice at the weekend?"|
|Positive Answer + Yes||"Yes we were."||"Yes it was. It was lovely."|
|Negative Answer - No||"No we weren't."||"No it wasn't. It wasn't very nice at all."|
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