Learn to Speak English Easily: Questions using ‘was’ with ‘I’, ‘he’ and ‘she’ 

Learn to speak English fluently using TLP Spoken English Course. The course is designed to facilitate self-learning in an easy way. It is organised into units to help you learn step by step in a simple and systematic way. You should go through all the units to be able to speak fluently. To know more you can read: How to Use the Course Content?


In the previous unit you have learnt the Use of ‘was’ with ‘this’, ‘that’, ‘it’, ‘here’ and ‘there’. In this unit you will learn to make ‘Questions using Was’ with ‘I’, ‘he’ and ‘she’.

We can make questions using ‘was’ to ask about the past. We use questions beginning with ‘Was I‘ to ask about ourselves, ‘Was he’ and ‘Was she’ to ask about the other person.  For such questions, one can answer in the positive or in the negative using a single word or a complete sentence as given in the following example.

Was I strong before?
Yes, you were.
Yes, you were strong before. (complete answer in the positive)
No, you weren’t.
No, you weren’t strong before. (complete answer in the negative)

Was he married?
Yes, he was.
Yes, he was married.
No, he wasn’t.
No, he wasn’t married.

Was she a good player?
Yes, she was.
Yes, she was a good player.
No, she wasn’t.
No, he wasn’t a good player.


Write complete answers both in the positive and in the negative for following questions.

Was I your schoolmate?
Was I slim before?
Was he an electrician?
Was he your client?
Was she dull?
Was Rekha fighting yesterday?
Was he working, when you saw him?


Write more questions and answers using the example, which you can use in your day-to-day conversation and practice orally.

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