"Be" en el pasado

Cómo formar oraciones con "be" en el pasado

El verbo "be" tiene dos formas en el pasado: "was" y "were".

Present Past
I am I was
He is He was
She is She was
It is It was
You are You were
We are We were
They are They were

Ejemplos:

  • I was tired.
    Estaba cansado.
  • The party was great!
    ¡La fiesta fue excelente!
  • You were there.
    Estabas allí.
  • The tomatoes were bad.
    Los tomates estaban malos.

Cómo formar oraciones negativas con "be" en el pasado

Añade "not" después del verbo (o "n't") para hacerlo negativo.

Past Contraction
I was not I wasn't
He was not He wasn't
She was not She wasn't
It was not It wasn't
You were not You weren't
They were not [pw]They weren't[/pw]

Ejemplos:

  • He was not here.
    No estaba aquí.
  • They weren’t happy.
    No eran felices.
  • I wasn’t tired.
    No estaba cansado.

Cómo formar preguntas con el verbo "be" en el pasado

Pon el verbo delante del sujeto para convertir la oración en pregunta.

Sentence Question
I was tired. Was I tired?
He was tired. Was he tired?
She was tired. Was she tired?
It was tired. Was it tired?
You were tired. Were you tired?
We were tired. Were we tired?
They were tired. Were they tired?

Ejemplos:

  • Were you there?
    ¿Estabas allí?
  • Was he sad?
    ¿Estaba triste?
  • Was the food good?
    ¿Estaba buena la comida?
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