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  1. 1. Past simple of be: was/ wereUSE:We use the past simple to talk about finished events in the past.FORM: NegativeAffirmative long form short formI was I was not I wasntshe, he, it was she, he, it was not he wasntwe, you, they were we, you, they were not we werent Short answerQuestion positive negativeWas I …? Yes, I was. No, I wasnt.Was she, he, it …? Yes, she was. No, he wasnt.Were we, you, they …? Yes, they were. No, we werent. EXAMPLES:Affirmative – She was at the library yesterday.Negative – She was not (=wasn’t) at the library yesterday.Interrogative – Was she at the library yesterday? Yes, she was. / No, she wasn’t.Affirmative – You were in Tenerife last year.Negative – You were not (=weren’t) in Tenerife last year.Interrogative – Were you in Tenerife last year? Yes, I was. / No, I wasn’t. www.carmenlu.com

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