Unit 6.1

Past Simple of To be

Verbs - 2 minutes

Introduction

Glagol to be je pomoćni glagol i jedan od nepravilnih glagola koji je neophodan u gramatici.  

Za izricanje radnji koje su se dogodile i završile u prošlosti koristimo oblik glagola u jednostavnom prošlom vremenu [past simple].

Form

Glagol to be jedan je od glagola s nepravilnom tvorbom u prošlom vremenu.

Affirmative

SubjectTo Be
Iwas
Youwere
Hewas
Shewas
Itwas
Wewere
Youwere
Theywere

Negative

SubjectTo Be + notShort form
Iwas notwasn’t
Youwere notweren’t
Hewas notwasn’t
Shewas notwasn’t
Itwas notwasn’t
Wewere notweren’t
Youwere notweren’t
Theywere notweren’t

Interrogative

To BeSubjectQuestion Mark
WasI?
Wereyou?
Washe?
Wasshe?
Wasit?
Werewe?
Wereyou?
Werethey?

Example

Affirmative

  • I was a good boss.
  • He was here 2 minutes ago.
  • We were in Portugal in 2012.

Negative

  • I wasn’t a good boss.
  • He wasn’t here 2 minutes ago.
  • We weren’t in Portugal in 2012.

Interrogative

  • Was I a good boss?
  • Was he here 2 minutes ago?
  • Were you in Portugal in 2012?

Use

Past simple glagola to be koristi se kao poveznica između subjekta i drugih rečeničnih dijelova. Omogućuje dodatne informacije o subjektu u prošlom vremenu.

Summary

Jednostavno prošlo vrijeme [past simple] koristimo za izricanje radnji koje su se dogodile i završile u prošlosti. Glagol to be ima nepravilnu tvorbu u prošlom vremenu.

  • Potvrdni oblik: (I) was, (you) were, (he/she/it) was, (we/you/they) were;
  • Negativni oblik: (I) was not, (you) were not, (he/she/it) was not, (we/you/they) were not;
  • Upitni oblik: was (I…?), were (you…?), was (he/she/it…?), were (we/you/they…?).

Naprimjer:
— Potvrdni oblik: “The sugar was enough for the cake.”
— Negativni oblik: “The sugar wasn’t enough for the cake.”
— Upitni oblik: “Was the sugar enough for the cake?

Pregledajte sadržaj u odjeljku [Form] te bacite pogled na odjeljak [Example] koji pokazuje njegovu upotrebu unutar konteksta.

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