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Grammar Pattern 12
Past Sentences with "Be" (was / were)

Model Sentence
We were hungry last night

Use the past of "Be" to describe places, people, or things that happened before now. Pay close attention to the different times we us "was" (He was... / She was... / I was...) and "were" (We were... / They were...). These are easy sentences, but you must do them perfectly! Good luck.

Pronunciation Practice - Repeat each sentence out loud!

1. I was a lazy student.
2. He was tired yesterday.
3. She was my neighbor.
4. We were classmates.
5. They were not classmates.
6. You were a cute child.

Conversation Practice - Ask these questions to your friends!

1. Were you a good student in high school?
2. Were you tired when you woke up this morning?
3. Was she your friend?
4. Were they in the same job?
5. Was he fat as a child?
6. Was yesterday a hot day?

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