Basic English Grammar - "Was" and "Were"


hello there everyone my name is Ronnie and you're watching England where you're

watching YouTube. Hi, Everyone!

um today's lesson is a very basic but very important lesson in english grammar

and in conversation

this lesson is for Alvaro, it's for you requested.

this is important because we're using the verb to be in the past: was and were

we use this verb a lot. so it's very important to know when to use was and

when to use were. I'll teach you. The very first one is: We use was for He, She, I, and It.

so we're going to say I was always passed shopping

he was eating pizza

she was laughing hahaha. um it was beautiful

ok so with all of these pronouns

we use: was. The Negative

all we're doing is adding not so we're going to say I was not but we don't say

that we say I wasn't

ok I wasn't happy he wasn't sad so in the negative

all you do is you stick on is n't at the end and it turns to wasn't

if you want to ask a question you're going to change the order you're going

to use the verb was plus the subject

so you're going to say was he happy with the question you're going to raise your

information at the end was he happy

was she sad and it it can be used for singular things that are not people

so animals or if you talk about the weather or chairs

restaurants food you can say was it delicious

if you're talking about food or if you talk about the weather you can say

was it raining? it's raining now, I love rain though so it's fine

um the next section that we have to look at is the verb were if it is we

they you and again they are going to use were

so we were means myself and at least one other person

so that's the definition of were. so we were happy they is plural of which

means more than one person but not yourself so if I'm talking about other


I can say they were they were singing

oh you I saw you you were watching the video

very good thank you and they

hey honey you written they twice

why did you make a mistake

now I didn't make a mistake they has two meanings

the very first one I told you is the plural of talk about people so i can say

those people over there

they were seeing the other definition of the way we use they is like it

they we use for plural

now so singular nouns we use it

plural nouns we used a for example if you're talking about a group of dogs

he's a were her growling okay so they has two meanings plural nouns and people

people are nouns

who so they were if their dogs they can grow her

there's a new word growl on the negative form is words kind of a hard word to say

words again when you're going to make the negative all you're going to do is

put it at the end

it's unusual or very formal

if we say they were not happy

the only way we would use was not or were not is if you're trying to be very

obvious about the point

so they weren't happy

we weren't

and they work if you want to make it very very strong

you're going to use were not we were not happy with our service

ok the question form is basically the same as was that we have to be careful

bill to subject and again at the end of a question in English it's a rising

intonation where we have he were they singing

were you singing

ok so was and were always in the past is the past tense was for these subjects

and work for these subjects negative and question form

I hope you get it I hope you understand it i hope you can use it

take care we'll see you soon