Using "Were" Or "Was" To Complete The Gaps

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  • 1. 

    My sisters . . . here last week

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because the subject "my sisters" is plural, indicating that more than one sister was present. Therefore, the verb "were" agrees with the subject in number.

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  • 2. 

    John and Patrick . . . very smart. they studied hard both at home and school.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because it agrees with the subject "John and Patrick." In this sentence, "John and Patrick" is a plural subject, so the verb "were" is the correct form to use.

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  • 3. 

    Shinta's mother . . . very mad because she had broken her mom's cellphone.

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

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  • 4. 

    Mr. Paul went to America because he wanted to handle his business there. He . . . very happy there.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because it indicates that Mr. Paul was very happy in America.

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  • 5. 

    I . . . not really impressive of this way. It . . . not comfortable for our project.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was - was" because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "to be" should agree with the subject "I" and "it". Therefore, both verbs should be in the past tense form "was".

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  • 6. 

    Nobody could be here yesterday. It . . . very difficult for John to finish the work alone.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because the sentence is in the past tense and the verb "could" is also in the past tense. Therefore, the verb "was" is needed to maintain the consistency of the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    . . . Mr. Patrick and his assistant able to speak Chinese fluently even they were from United State that time?

    Explanation
    The given correct answer "Were" is the past tense form of the verb "to be." In this context, it suggests that Mr. Patrick and his assistant were able to speak Chinese fluently in the past, even though they were from the United States at that time. The use of "were" indicates that this ability was true or applicable in the past but may not be the case anymore.

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  • 8. 

    Agnes . . . really happy even her father bought a new motorcycle for her.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because it agrees with the subject "Agnes." In this sentence, "Agnes" is the singular subject, so the verb should be in the past tense form "was."

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  • 9. 

    . . . you at John's house when there was a fight near the house.

  • 10. 

    All students of grade IX A of Saint Albert School . . . in front of the school yesterday morning for practicing a flag ceremony.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were". In this sentence, the verb "were" is the correct form to match the subject "All students of grade IX A of Saint Albert School". Since the subject is plural, the verb also needs to be plural.

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  • 11. 

    I had a difficult question to answer. The question . . . from Mr. Andrew.

  • 12. 

    Our English teacher, Mrs. Joane . . . hospitalized at Fatima hospital.

    Explanation
    The given sentence is in the past tense, so the correct verb to use is "was." This indicates that Mrs. Joane was hospitalized at Fatima hospital in the past.

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  • 13. 

    Mr. Suparjo . . . our Indonesian teacher in Academic Year 2008 and 2010.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because the sentence is referring to Mr. Suparjo in the past tense. The verb "was" is the past tense form of the verb "to be" and is used to indicate a past state or condition. In this case, it is indicating that Mr. Suparjo was the Indonesian teacher in the specified academic years of 2008 and 2010.

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  • 14. 

    The cars . . . broken at my house last week.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because the subject "cars" is plural, indicating that more than one car was involved. Therefore, the verb "were" agrees with the plural subject.

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  • 15. 

    Mr. Rudy . . . very happy. Last week, he wanted to buy a new bag for his daughter in Hypermart.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because it agrees with the subject "Mr. Rudy" and the past tense verb "wanted" in the sentence.

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  • 16. 

    It . . . very hard to do the exercise before we learned.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because it is the past tense form of the verb "to be" and agrees with the subject "It." The sentence is describing a past action or state of being, indicating that the exercise was difficult before a certain point in time when the speaker learned something.

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  • 17. 

    I saw a shadow behind of the banyan tree in front of Saint Albert. It . . . a big bat.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because it agrees with the subject "shadow" and the past tense verb "saw." The sentence is describing a past event, so the verb should be in the past tense as well.

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  • 18. 

    . . . Mary here two days ago?

    Explanation
    The correct answer "Was" is used in this question to inquire about Mary's presence two days ago. It is the past tense form of the verb "to be" and is appropriate for asking about a past event or situation.

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  • 19. 

    Why . . . all candidates of Global Television presenter in Human Resource Department  office?

  • 20. 

    My sister in law . . . in a hurry just now.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because it agrees with the subject "My sister in law" and the past tense verb "in a hurry" indicates that the action happened in the past.

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