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Was e Were Passado do Verbo To Be

Was e Were Passado do Verbo To Be

Nesse post você aprenderá a usar no seu inglês  Was e Were que são o passado simples do Verbo To Be usados para fazer frases no passado simples e Simple Past.

Was e were podem ser traduzidos como era, foi, estava, etc…eles são organizados da seguinte forma com seus respectivos sujeitos.

I WAS/ YOU WERE / HE WAS / SHE WAS / IT WAS / WE WERE / YOU WERE / THEY WERE

Was e Were SIMPLE PAST

paisagem mostra o tempo em Was e Were Passado do Verbo To Be

Então vejamos alguns exemplos usando o Simple Past do Verbo To Be, que assim como explicado no post sobre o verbo to have (ter), ele também é usado para expressar idade, uma vez que o verbo ter não pode ser usado nesses casos .

Last year she was 22, so she is 23 now. Ela tinha 22 anos ano passado,  então agora ela tem 23.

Today the weather was nice, but yesterday it was very cold. Hoje o tempo estava legal, mas ontem estava frio.

‘Where are my keys?’ ‘I don’t know’. ‘They were on the table, but they’re not there now’. Onde estão minhas chaves? “eu não sei”. Elas estavam na mesa, mas elas não estão mais aqui agora.

 

Negativa de Was e Were

mulher brava no hotel por causa do quarto de hotel Was e Were Passado do Verbo To Be

Assim como no verbo to be do presente, no passado simples, para fazermos frases negativas com was & were simplesmente adicionamos o NOT .

Sendo assim was fica was not e were fica were not e a forma abreviada geralmente é usada.

Portanto was not fica wasn’t e were not weren’t.

We weren’t happy with our hotel. Our room was very small and it wasn’t clean. Nós não estávamos feliz com nosso hotel. Nosso quarto era muito pequeno e não estava limpo.

The exam wasn’t difficult it was very easy. A prova não estava difícil estava fácil.

Frases interrogativas com Was e Were.

Como was e were são o passado simples de am, is e are, o verbo to be no presente sempre usamos as mesmas regras para ambos os tempos verbais.

Então para fazermos frases interrogativas afirmativas e negativas, com was e were,  simplesmente os colocamos na frente do sujeito adicionando o ponto de interrogação.

Were Bill and Lucy at the party?” “Bill was but Lucy wasn’t”. “O Bill e a Lucy estavam na festa”? “O Bill estava mas a Lucy não estava.

Wasn’t Lucy meant to attend that party?” “Yes she was but she wasn’t there”. “A Lucy não ia naquela festa”? “Sim, ela ia mas ela não estava lá.

Para respondermos as perguntas podemos fazer da forma longa ou curta.

Was she at the party? Yes, she was / No she wasn’t. She wasn’t at the party.

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