Past Tense of Be

POSITIVE STATEMENTS

Subject Was / Were

I

You

He

She

It

was very happy.
You

We

They

were

too busy.

NEGATIVE STATEMENTS

Subject Was/Were + not

I

You

He

She

It

was not

wasn’t

very happy.
You

We

They

were not

weren’t

too busy.

QUESTION STATEMENTS

Be Subject Answer
Was

I

you

he

she

it

very happy? Yes, she was.

No, she wasn’t.

Were

you

we

they

too busy? Yes, they were.

No, they weren’t.

Information Question was/were Subject Verb
Activity/Thing What

was

were

I

he

do in class?
Time

When

What time

was

were

you

she

go to school?
Place Where

was

wer

we

it

eat our lunch?
Reason Why

do

does

they

he

study English?
Way How

do

does

I

he

open this box?
Frequency How often

do

does

you

she

visit her family?