To be felinin keçmiş zaman hallarıdır.
To be feli keçmiş zamanda was / were şəklində işlənir. Mənaları am / is / are ilə eynidir, sadəcə keçmiş zamandadır:
am / is (indiki zaman) —> was (keçmiş zaman)
I am tired. (now) -- I was tired last night.
Where is Ann? (now) -- Where was Ann yesterday?
The weather is good today. -- The weather was good last week.
are (indiki zaman) —> were (keçmiş zaman):
You are late. (now) -- You were late yesterday.
They aren't here. (now) -- They weren't here last Sunday.
Sual forması am / is / are -da olduğu kimi düzəlir. inkar forması isə was not (wasn't) / were not (weren't) şəklindədir.
Last year Rachel was 22, so she is 23 now.
When I was a child, I was afraid of dogs.
We were hungry after the journey but we weren't tired.
The hotel was comfortable but it wasn't expensive.
Was the weather good when you were on holiday?
Those shoes are nice. Were they expensive?
Why were you late this morning?
'Were you late?' 'No, I wasn't.'
'Was Ted at work yesterday?' 'Yes, he was.'
'Were Sue and Steve at the party?' 'No, they weren't.'