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Was and were – Getting right! Includes a FREE quiz

What is the difference between was and were in English?

 

‘Was’ and ‘were’ are the past tense of the verb ‘to be.’

Was can only be used with the first and third person singular but WERE can be used with the rest of the pronouns: you, we, they.

Past tense: already happened / last week / yesterday

I was at home.

He was a worker.

She was in London.

It was warm.

We were swimming.

You were reading.

They were running.

What if I want to talk about something that is happening now?

Should I use was and were?

No,  because  ‘Was’ and ‘were’ are the past tense of the verb ‘to be.’

To talk about something that is happening now we use AM and IS.

I am eating.

He is at work.

She is a teacher.

It is snowing.

We are studying.

You are married.

They are here.

am / is = was

are = were


Was and Were – Quiz 1

Was and were quiz


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