Be - Past Simple

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  • 1. 

    I _______________late yesterday. (affirmative)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because the sentence is in the past tense and "was" is the past tense form of the verb "to be."

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  • 2. 

    He _______________late yesterday. (negative)

    Explanation
    The correct answer "wasn't" is the negative form of the verb "was" in the past tense. It indicates that the subject of the sentence did not arrive or come late yesterday.

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  • 3. 

    He ___________ in Los Angeles last year. (affirmative)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because the sentence is in the past tense and the subject "he" requires the past tense form of the verb "to be."

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  • 4. 

    He ___________ a teacher in his country. (affirmative)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "to be" should be conjugated as "was" for the pronoun "he".

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  • 5. 

    Marcos _______________ happy yesterday. (negative)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "wasn't." In this sentence, the word "wasn't" is the contraction of "was not," which is used to indicate the negative form of the verb "to be" in the past tense. Therefore, the sentence suggests that Marcos was not happy yesterday.

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  • 6. 

    Tina and Lisa __________friends. (affirmative)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because the sentence is in the past tense and the subject "Tina and Lisa" is plural. In English, when referring to past actions or states of being for plural subjects, we use the past tense form of the verb "to be," which is "were."

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  • 7. 

    His mother _____________here yesterday. (affirmative)

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because the sentence is in the past tense and requires a past tense verb. "Was" is the past tense form of the verb "to be" and is used to indicate that his mother was present at this location yesterday.

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  • 8. 

    ____________you absent yesterday?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Were" because the question is asking about the subject of the sentence, which is plural. "Were" is the past tense form of the verb "to be" for plural subjects, while "was" is used for singular subjects.

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  • 9. 

    ___________he late yesterday?

  • 10. 

    _____________they here yesterday?

    Explanation
    The question is asking about the past tense of the verb "to be" in the third person plural form. The correct answer is "were" because it is the past tense of "are" and is used when referring to multiple people or things.

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  • 11. 

    _______________he in the U.S. last year?

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