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ast simple of be

Explanations
Statements

AtS.OO last night I was athome.
Iwas
you were

he was
she was
it was

Examples

Dave and Sue were at the cinema last night.
It was very cold yesterday.
Iwas ill lastweek.

Negatives

Iwasn't here yesterday.

we were
they were

Iwas not
Iwasn't

he was not
hewasn't

we were not
we weren't

you were not
you weren't

she was not
shewasn't

they were not
they weren't

it was not
itwasn't
Examples

Kate wasn't happy at work lastyear.
We weren't at home last night.
I was late yesterday.

Questions

Was it cold yesterday?
Was I?
Were you?

Was he?
Was she?
Was it?

Were you at home at 6.00 last night?
Was Harry in London yesterday?
Were you at school on Tuesday?

Careful!

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When the main verb is be, do not use did.

Were we?
Were they?

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