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Complete with the Past Form of verb to Be

The verb to be is an important word in English language. We use it to mean the status or characteristics of something or of a person. In the past, we have:

(I was, He/She/ It was, We, You, They were) (I was not, He was not, wasn’t, weren’t) (Were you?, Was he?, Was she? Were they?) ----------------------------------------------------------------------1.Helen __________ absent from school yesterday. 2. I __________ in the same class as William last year. 3. We ________ good friends for many years. 4. The door of the office ________ open. (neg) 5. Both windows _______ closed. 6. __________ John at school yesterday? 7. He and his brother __________ sick. 8. I __________ busy all day yesterday. 9. We __________ tired after our long walk. 10. __________you hungry after the exercise? 11. There __________ a lot of students in the party. 12. John__________ present, but I __________. (neg) 13. The weather __________ very warm yesterday. 14. We __________ very pleased with the news. (neg) 15. The teacher __________ very satisfied with my composition. 16. The exercises in the last lesson __________ very easy. Change to the past: 1. We are in Australia. ________________________ 2. She is in the classroom. ________________________ 3. It is my birthday. ________________________ 4. The man is in the train. ________________________ 5. You are my friend. ________________________

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ANSWER KEY: 1. was 2. was 3. were 4. wasn't 5. were 6. Was 7. were 8. was 9. were 10.Were 11. were 12. was/wasn't 13. was 14. weren't 15. was 16. were 1.We were in Australia. 2. She was in the classroom. 3. It was my birthday. 4. The man was in the train. 5. You were my friend.

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