Past Simple Verb To Be Quiz (Was-were)

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  • 1. 

    Fill in the blank  with   was / were   ( escribe en  el espacio en blanco)​I ______ a baby.

    Correct Answer
    was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because the subject "I" is singular and requires the singular form of the verb "to be," which is "was."

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  • 2. 

    Fill in the blank  with   was / were   ( escribe en  el espacio en blanco)They ______ very good friends. 

    Correct Answer
    were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because the sentence is referring to multiple people being good friends. "Were" is the past tense form of the verb "to be" used for plural subjects.

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  • 3. 

    Put in order the following sentence ( ordena la siguiente oración)was / a teacher / he / not 

    Correct Answer
    He was not a teacher
    Explanation
    The given sentence "He was not a teacher" is the correct answer because it follows the correct word order and grammar rules. The subject "he" is followed by the verb "was" and the negation "not," and the sentence is completed with the noun phrase "a teacher." This sentence conveys the intended meaning that the person referred to was not a teacher.

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  • 4. 

    Fill in the blank  with   was / were   ( escribe en  el espacio en blanco)She ______ in the hospital

    Correct Answer
    was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because "She" is a singular pronoun, and the verb "was" is used for singular subjects in the past tense.

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  • 5. 

    You ________angry

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were". This is because "were" is the past tense of the verb "to be" used with the pronoun "you". In this sentence, the subject "you" is being described as angry in the past tense.

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  • 6. 

    We________at school.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were". In this question, the subject is plural ("we"), so the correct form of the verb "to be" is "were". "Was" is used for singular subjects.

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  • 7. 

    I ______at the cinema.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    A. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because the subject "I" is singular, so it requires the singular form of the verb "to be."

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  • 8. 

    The children ______ in the garden

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because "children" is a plural noun and requires a plural verb form. In this sentence, "were" is the correct past tense form of the verb "to be" to agree with the subject "children."

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  • 9. 

    She ______ in the hospital

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    A. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because the word "she" is a singular pronoun, and the verb should agree with the subject in number. In this case, "was" is the correct past tense form of the verb "to be" for a singular subject.

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  • 10. 

    My favorite song ______ The cow Lola.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    A. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because the subject "My favorite song" is singular, and therefore requires a singular verb.

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  • 11. 

    Fill in the blank  with   was / were   ( escribe en  el espacio en blanco)My friends _______ in the park yesterday afternoon.

    Correct Answer
    was
    were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were". In this sentence, "friends" is a plural noun, so the verb should also be plural. "Were" is the plural form of the verb "to be".

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  • 12. 

    Fill in the blank  with   was / were   ( escribe en  el espacio en blanco)We _________ in Rome last year.

    Correct Answer
    was
    were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was, were" because the sentence is referring to multiple people or things (we) being in Rome last year. "Was" is used for singular subjects, while "were" is used for plural subjects.

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  • 13. 

    Fill in the blank  with   was / were   ( escribe en  el espacio en blanco)Beethoven ______ a musician.

    Correct Answer
    was
    were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was". In this sentence, we are talking about Beethoven, who is a singular noun. Therefore, we need to use the singular form of the verb "to be", which is "was". "Were" is the plural form of the verb and would be used if we were talking about multiple musicians.

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  • 14. 

    Fill in the blank  with   was / were   ( escribe en  el espacio en blanco)The students _______ at school yesterday.

    Correct Answer
    was
    were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were". This is because the subject "students" is plural, so the correct verb form to use is the plural form "were".

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  • 15. 

    Fill in the blank  with   was / were   ( escribe en  el espacio en blanco)She _______ on the beach last week.

    Correct Answer
    was
    were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was". This is because the subject "She" is singular, so the verb should also be singular. "Were" is the plural form of the verb "to be", so it would not be appropriate in this sentence.

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  • 16. 

    Fill in the blank  with   was / were   ( escribe en  el espacio en blanco)Tom and Sara __________ at a restaurant.

    Correct Answer
    were
    was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were." This is because the subject of the sentence is "Tom and Sara," which is plural, so the correct verb form to use is "were."

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  • 17. 

    Put in order the following sentence (ordena la siguiente oración)were / in Cali / they / not

    Correct Answer
    they were not in Cali
    Explanation
    The given sentence is asking to put the words in the correct order. The correct order of the words is "they were not in Cali," which means that the subject "they" were not located in the city of Cali.

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  • 18. 

    Put in order the following sentence (ordena la siguiente oración):was / she /a beautiful baby

    Correct Answer
    she was a beautiful baby
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "she was a beautiful baby" because it follows a subject-verb-object sentence structure. The subject "she" is followed by the verb "was" and the object "a beautiful baby". This order creates a grammatically correct and coherent sentence.

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  • 19. 

    Put in order the following sentence (ordena la siguiente oración):not / was/ Michael / in the school

    Correct Answer
    Michael was not in the school
    Explanation
    The given sentence is in the correct order. It states that Michael was not in the school.

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