Questions using ‘was’ with ‘I’, ‘he’ and ‘she’ 

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In the previous unit you have learnt the How to Use of ‘was’ with ‘I’, ‘he’ and ‘she?’. 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.(We use ‘were’ with ‘you’to refer to the past.)
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 examples, which you can use in your day-to-day conversation and practice orally.

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