The words ‘was’ and ‘were’ are both past tenses of the verb ‘to be’, but there is a big difference between the two!
The word ‘was’ is used in the first person singular (I) and the third person singular (he, she, it).
Let’s take a look at some examples of the word ‘was’ in a sentence:
I was walking to the park.
Bob was very happy.
The room was cold.
The girl was running.
The plate was broken.
The word ‘were’ is used in the second person singular and plural (you, your, yours) and first and third person plural (we, they).
Let’s take a look at some examples of the word ‘were’ in a sentence:
The children were singing.
We were very busy last week.
They were watching television.
Why were you late this morning?
If I were rich, I’d go abroad.
I wish it were warmer outside.
Are you ready to start the activities? Let’s go!