English Grammar I Was Born
Learn English I Was Born Grammar

Grammar Level 4- Lesson Two

In this grammar lesson, you learn about I Was Born 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

In our previous lesson, we covered the Passive Voice If you just landed on this page, we suggest that you complete our previous lesson including its quizzes before continuing on this lesson.

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“I was born…”


One good way to begin thinking about the passive voice is with this question:

“Where were you born?”

The answer: I was born in ___________ (country).

This common question is in the passive voice. The verb “bear” means to have or to produce children, but no one says, for example, “Where did your mother bear you?”

For time and place of birth, the questions are almost always asked like this:

Where were you born?
When were you born?

This lesson is focused only on where and when you were born. These are questions you must know how to ask and answer when you live in the United States.
I was born
You were born
He was born
She was born
It was born

We were born
You were born
They were born

The simple form of the verb is “bear.” The past tense is “bore.” The past participle is “born.” The words “bear” and “bore” are typically not used when describing a birth — except for animals.

simple past past participle




I was born in Italy.

I was born in 1993.


You were born in _______.

(name of country)


This radio announcer was born in Iran.

He was born in Iran.

This famous actress was born in India.

She was born in India.

Do you know when she was born?

This penguin was born in a zoo.

It was born in a zoo.

We were born in different countries. I was born in Italy, and you were born in china.


You were born in the United States.

These children were all born in the United States.

They were born in the United States.

Question & Answer
1. When were you born?
I was born in (year)
2. Where were you born?
I was born in (country)


Quiz for I Was Born

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