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SIMPLE PAST : VERB TO BE WAS

WERE

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You

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She

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EXAMPLES • You were the best students at primary school.

• Marilyn Monroe was a famous actress. • We were the best friends at school. • My grandparents were a nice couple.


NEGATIVE

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WAS NOT

WERE NOT

WASN’T

WEREN’T

My sister wasn’t in Piura last year. My parents weren’t born in Lima. She wasn’t an ugly girl. I wasn’t an outgoing girl. They weren’t a mischievous children.


INTERROGATIVE WAS / WERE

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WAS he afraid of dogs?

WERE they in the kitchen?

• Yes, he was. • No, he wasn’t

• Yes, they were. • No, they weren’t.


USES PLACE OF ORIGEN

• Cesar Vallejo was from in Santiago de Chuco. BORN

• I was born in Trujillo THERE

• There was a chocolate on the table.


DESCRIPTION

• My grandmother was tall and slim. CLASIFICATION

• Celia Cruz was a nice person. LOCATION

• My house was in front of that hotel.


Was were