English Grammar Be Past Tense
Learn English Be Past Tense Grammar

Grammar Level 1- Lesson Eighteen

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Be Past Tense in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

Grammar Recap

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Requirement Lessons

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Be – Past Tense

The verb “be” has two forms in the past tense:
was and were
You were
I was
You were
He was
She was
It was

We were
They were


I was in my school yesterday.

You were there, too.

He was at a movie last night.

She was at club.

This cantaloupe was in my garden this morning.
It was delicious.

We were at school yesterday.
(I + you = we)

You were on this website earlier.

They were outside in the rain.

To make a question….
Was I …
Were you …
Was he …
Was she …
Was it …

Were we …
Were you …
Were they …

Was I late?
Were you in school yesterday?
Was he at work this morning?
Was she tired?
Was the movie good?
Were we too loud?
Were you at the party?
Were they sad?

To make the negative add “not”
He was not in school yesterday.
He wasn’t in school yesterday.
was not = wasn’t / were not = weren’t

Quiz for Be Past Tense

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Next Grammar Lesson

In our next lesson, we will cover the Be Past Tense – Part 2 – There Was Before moving to the next lesson, we suggest that you complete this lesson including its quizzes.

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