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Was and Were Negative and Questions

February 17, 2023
Was and Were Negative and Questions

Was and Were Negative and Questions

If you remember how to make negative and questions with the verb ‘to be’, you shouldn’t have any problems with was and were.

The rules are the same.

These are also the strong verbs and they can make negative and questions themselves.

If you want to make a negative sentence, you must add the word not.

She was terrified. – She was not terrified. (She wasn’t terrified.)

They were on holidays. – They were not on holidays. (They weren’t on holidays.)

If you want to make a question sentence, you must put was or were at the beginning of the sentence.

Tim was late. – Was Tim late?

Kate and Paul were at the cinema. – Were Kate and Paul at the cinema?


As you can see, it’s easy peasy leamon squeezy!

Try the quiz below and check if you understand the rules.

For more practice check my next post.

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Was and Were Negative and Questions

Change the sentences according to the instructions.

1 / 10

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Those trousers were too short. (?)

2 / 10

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His shirt was dirty. (-)

3 / 10

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The final exam was difficult. (?)

4 / 10

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Fiona was rude to her friends. (-)

5 / 10

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Her pancakes were delicious. (-)

6 / 10

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The address was wrong. (?)

7 / 10

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Monica was worried about you. (-)

8 / 10

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Everyone was present. (?)

9 / 10

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The firemen were very brave. (?)

10 / 10

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Their parents were quite talkative. (-)

Your score is


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