Penggunaan was dan were

penggunaan was dan were, beda was dengan were

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Pemakaian Was dan Were

Dalam aturan tata bahasa Bahasa Inggris, was dan were merupakan kata bantu yang digunakan dalam kalimat yang menunjukkan masa lalu. Was dan were adalah to be untuk past tense. Fungsinya sama dengan am, is dan are pada kalimat present. (Lihat penggunaan am, is dan are di sini)

Ingat…

       am/is pada kalimat present   menjadi   was pada kalimat past tense

       are pada kalimat present  menjadi   were pada kalimat past tense

Contoh :

  • I am tired
  • I was tired last night
  • Where is she?
  • Where was she yesterday?
  • The weather is bad today
  • The weather was good yesterday
  • They are late
  • They were late yesterday
  • We are teachers
  • We were students

Untuk kalimat negatif, sama dengan pola penggunaan am, is dan are, tinggal menambahkan NOT saja setelah was atau were. Was not disingkat wasn’t dan were not disingkat weren’t. Contoh :

  • I was tired
  • I was not tired
  • They were here yesterday
  • They weren’t here yesterday

Untuk kalimat pertanyaan atau interogatif, was atau were diletakkan di depan subjek (di depan I/you/we/they/she/he/it). Jika menggunakan kata tanya 5w1H, maka kata tanya tersebut diletakkan di depan was atau were. Contoh :

  • I was late
  • Was I late?
  • Why were you late this morning?
  • Were those bags expensive?
  • Was Sophie at work yesterday?
  • Were Mr. and Mrs. Smith at the party?

Contoh Kalimat dengan Was dan Were :

  • Charles was in bed
  • Last year she was 25, so she is 26 now
  • Last month I was in Australia
  • The children were in the garden ten minutes ago
  • We weren’t happy with the movie last night
  • Yesterday was a public holiday
  • He wasn’t at home last night. Where was he?
  • Why were you late this morning?
  • My key was on the table but now it is not there

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