Be fiilinin past simple (geçmiş zaman) şekli was, were olarak kullanılır.
I, he, she, it ile was; you, we, they ile were kullanılır.
John was a famous cowboy.
(John ünlü bir kovboydu.)
I was at home yesterday.
We were at the match last Sunday.
(Geçen Pazar maçtaydık)
He was very busy yesterday.
(O dün çok meşguldu)
Sue and her mother were in the garden.
(Sue ve annesi bahçede idi)
We weren’t at the party last night.
(Biz dün gece partide değildik)
I wasn’t a hardworking student at school.
(Okulda çalışkan öğrenci değildim)
Sue wasn’t angry with me.
(Sue bana kızgın değildi)
A: Were you at school yesterday? B: Yes, I was. / No, I wasn’t.
(Dün okulda mıydın?)
A: Was your father angry? B: Yes, he was. / No, he wasn’t.
(Baban kızgın mıydı?)
A: Were the children happier in the past? B: Yes, they were. / No, they weren’t.
(Çocuklar geçmişte daha mutlu muydular?)
Where were you yesterday evening?
(Dün akşam neredeydin?)
I was at home.
How was the concert?
It was awful.