Grammar Guide

Educall Language Academy

Past Form of the Verb BE

We use the verb “be” to describe things, when we talk about what something was and how it was in the past. We use it with nouns and adjectives.

Affirmative:

I

He

She

It

was good.

We

You

They

 were good.

Negative:

I

He

She

It

was not (wasn't) good.

We

You

They

were not (weren't) good.

Question:

Was

I

he

she

it

good?
Were

we

you

they

good?

 

With adjectives:

Gandhi was wise and humble.

The weather was rainy yesterday.

Bonnie and Clyde were daring.

Last night was fun.

The movie was boring.

The soldiers were hungry.

With nouns:

Caesar was a Roman emperor.

Mary was in London last month.

John was a professor at Yale University.

The kids were at school.

I was a brunette when I was a kid.

Behind them was a tiger.