6 June 2007

Past Tense - was/were



My dear students,


I do hope that you wrote a a good test today.
Below you find the new piece of grammar that we are going to learn. You have to learn and practise the forms.

Past Tense - Verb "to be"
Infinitive
to be (is, am, are)
Past form
was, were




Singular - Einzahl
I was - Ich war
You were - Du warst
He was - Er war
She was - Sie war
It was - Er, sie, es war

Plural - Mehrzahl
We were - Wir waren
You were - Ihr wart
They were - Sie waren

Question:
John was at home. Was John at home?
They were late. Were they late?


Negation:
Sandy was at the cinema yesterday.
Sandy was not (wasn't) at the cinema yesterday
The children were in Vienna last week.
The children were not (weren't) in Vienna last week.

Signalwords:
yesterday - gestern
last weeek (month, year) - letzte Woche (Monat, Jahr)
in 2001
the day before yesterday - vorgestern
three days (minutes, weeks, months, years) ago - vor drei Tagen (Minuten, Wochen, Monaten, Jahren)


Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Exercise 5


Source:
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