Type of pronoun Pronoun Verb be
First singular person I Was
Second person YOU Were
Third singular person HE, SHE, IT Was
First plural person WE Were
Second plural person YOU Were
Third plural person THEY Were
We use the verb BE in the past to talk about past
events and actions.
Yesterday, ago (= two days ago, a month ago, three
weeks ago), last (= last month, last year).
SUBJECT + VERB BE IN PAST + OBJECT/COMPLEMENT
He was fat two years ago.
They were doctors when they lived in Cuba.
SUBJECT + WAS/WERE + NOT + OBJECT/COMPLEMENT
I wasn’t tall eanough to be a model.
We weren’t fat before we started eating so much junk food.
WAS/WERE + SUBJECT + OBJECT/COMPLEMENT
Was she the prettiest girl in the room?
Were they ready to leave the country?