Grammar Quiz Of The Past Of The Verb “to Be”

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Grammar Quiz Of The Past Of The Verb to Be - Quiz

Verbs are simple action words. How much do you know about verbs? Can you use the verb ‘to be’ in the past? Take this simple and short quiz to test your language skills! Don’t worry if you are not a native speaker. This quiz is the perfect way to practice and learn the language.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where _____ you yesterday?

    • A.

      I was

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Are

    • D.

      Is

    • E.

      Fine

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because the question is asking about the subject "you" in the past tense. "Were" is the past tense form of the verb "to be" used for the pronoun "you" in this context.

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  • 2. 

    I _____ in Japan last month

    • A.

      Were

    • B.

      Was

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      Are

    • E.

      Did

    Correct Answer
    B. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "was" because it is the past tense form of the verb "to be" and agrees with the subject "I". This indicates that the speaker was in Japan last month.

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  • 3. 

    We _______ in the school last February

    • A.

      Were

    • B.

      Was

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      Liked

    • E.

      Visited

    Correct Answer
    A. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because the sentence is referring to a plural subject, indicating that more than one person or thing was involved in the action of being in the school last February.

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  • 4. 

    My mom and my dad  _______ very happy  when I was born.

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Is

    • C.

      Am

    • D.

      Were

    • E.

      Was

    Correct Answer
    D. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "were" because it agrees with the subject "mom and dad," which is plural.

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  • 5. 

    ________ were you last week? I went to Toluca

    • A.

      Where

    • B.

      What

    • C.

      Why

    • D.

      How

    • E.

      Who

    Correct Answer
    A. Where
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the location of the person last week. The answer "where" is the correct choice because it directly addresses the question and is the most appropriate response to inquire about someone's location.

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  • 6. 

    He ___ going to see the new movie.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Am

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      Are

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

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  • 7. 

    _______ Nathan your student? 

    • A.

      What

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Was

    • D.

      Am

    Correct Answer
    C. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Was" because it is the past tense form of the verb "to be" which is used with the pronoun "Nathan" to form a question.

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  • 8. 

    She ______ elected as the president of the committee last week.

    • A.

      Is 

    • B.

      Are

    • C.

      Have 

    • D.

      Was

    Correct Answer
    D. Was
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Was" because the sentence is referring to a single person (She) being elected as the president of the committee. "Was" is the past tense form of the verb "to be" which agrees with the singular subject "She."

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  • 9. 

    They ___ celebrating after winning the match.

    • A.

      Was

    • B.

      Were

    • C.

      Have

    • D.

      Having

    Correct Answer
    B. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Were" because the subject "they" is plural, indicating that more than one person is celebrating. In English, the verb form "were" is used with plural subjects in the past tense.

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  • 10. 

    What _____ you doing after Ieft for the hospital? 

    • A.

      Are

    • B.

      Was

    • C.

      Is

    • D.

      Were

    Correct Answer
    D. Were
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Were". This is because the question is asking about a past action or event, indicating that it happened before the person left for the hospital. "Were" is the past tense form of "are" and is used when referring to multiple people or things.

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