Unit 6.1



Past simple of To be

Verbs

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Introduction

Das Verb To Be ist essenziell in Grammatik. et is ein Hilfsverb und ein den unregelmässigen Verben in der englishen Sprache.

Um über Situationen zu sprechen, die in der Vergangenheit aufgetreten sind und nun abgeschlossen sind, verwenden wir die Vergangenheit des Verbes.

EXTRA: Past Simple = Vergangenheit.

Form

Das Verb To Be ist ein den Verben mit einer Irregular Past Form. Es wird als Verknüpfungswort zwischen dem Subjekt und einem Komplement oder Adjektiv verwendet, um weitere Informationen über das Thema selbst zu liefern.

Affirmative

Subject To Be
I was
You were
He was
She was
It was
We were
You were
They were

Negative

Subject To Be + not Short form
I was not wasn’t
You were not weren’t
He was not wasn’t
She was not wasn’t
It was not wasn’t
We were not weren’t
You were not weren’t
They were not weren’t

Interrogative

To Be Subject Question Mark
Was I ?
Were you ?
Was he ?
Was she ?
Was it ?
Were we ?
Were you ?
Were they ?

Example

Affirmative

  • was a good football player.
  • He was here 2 minutes ago.
  • We were at the beach earlier.

Negative

  • wasn’t a good football player
  • He wasn’t here 2 minutes ago.
  • We weren’t at the beach earlier.

Interrogative

  • Was I a good football player?
  • Was he here 2 minutes ago?
  • Were you at the beach earlier?

Use

Wir verwenden das Past Simple für:

  • Handlungen, Situationen und Ereignisse, die in der Vergangenheit aufgetreten und beendet wurden;
  • Lange abgeschlossene Situationen, die aufgetreten sind;
  • Wiederholte Ereignisse und Gewohnheiten, die in der Vergangenheit stattfanden;
  • Vergangenheit Ereignisse und wir verwenden Zeit Ausdrücke wie: Vor zwei Wochen, letztes Jahr, im Jahr 2010, gestern, etc.

Summary

Wir verwenden das Past Simple wenn wir über Situationen sprechen wollen die in der Past Simple passiert sind und jetzt zu Ende sind. Das Verb To Be ist einer der Verben mit einer Irregular Past Form.

  • Affirmative: (I) was, (you) were, (he/she/it) was, (we/you/they) were;
  • Negative: (I) was not, (you) were not, (he/she/it) was not, (we/you/they) were not;
  • Interrogative: was (I…?), were (you…?), was (he/she/it…?), were (we/you/they…?).

Zum Beispiel:
Affirmative: „The sugar was enough for the cake.“
Negative: „The sugar wasn’t enough for the cake.“
Interrogative: „Was the sugar enough for the cake?

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.

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