英文 Was/ Were 所有用法, Be 動詞過去式看例句一次搞懂!

英文 Was/ Were 所有用法,看例句一次搞懂 Be 動詞過去式!

英文 Was/ Were 是 is / are 的過去式,Was/ Were 是 be 動詞的過去形式,表達的是過去的事情,而非現在。本篇文章要教學 Was/ Were 的各種用法,如果你還不是很了解 Was/ Were 的用法的話,那就趕快來看這篇英文教學吧。

下面教學 Was/ Were 的各種用法。

英文 Was/ Were 用法教學

1.was/were 過去簡單式

waswere 本身是動詞,分別是 be 動詞 is/are的過去式。也就是 was 是 is 的過去式,were 是 are 的過去式。

主詞後面如果接 was/were 的話,代表是過去簡單式。各種主詞+ was/were 的形式列舉如下。

I was
You were
He was
She was
It was
They were
We were
You were

例:
I was so happy yesterday.
我昨天很高興。

例:
She was at home yesterday morning.
她昨天早上待在家。

如果是否定句的話,直接在後面加 Not。

I was not
You were not
He was not
She was not
It was not
They were not
We were not
You were not

例:
He was not happy yesterday.
他昨天不高興。

例:
She was not at home yesterday morning.
她昨天早上待在家。

所以,當你看到 Was/ Were 的時候,代表是過去式,而且前面通常是有主詞的,常見的:I / You/ He/ She / It / They / We…等等。當然也可以是其他事物。

無論主詞是什麼,看到 Was/ Were 時,就知道談論的事是發生在過去。

例:
Rome was not built in a day.
羅馬不是一天建成的。

例:
She was born in 1980.
她生於1980年。

was/were 是 be 動詞的過去式,後面可以接名詞、形容詞…等等,常見用法如下。

1.was/were + 名詞

例:
She was a teacher 3 years ago, but now She’s a YouTuber.
她三年前是個老師,但現在是 YouTuber。

2.was/were + 形容詞

例:
She was so cute when she was young.
她年輕時很可愛。

3.was/were + 地點

例:
I was at Jenny’s house yesterday morning.
我昨天早上在珍妮家。

4.was/were + 時間

例:
It was 10.30 p.m. when he called me.
他打給我時是晚上十點半。

5.was/were + 年紀

I was 26 years old when I got married.
我結婚時是26歲。

上面就是 Be 動詞的常見各種用法啦。關於 be 動詞的用法,你也可以參考下面文章。

2.Was/Were 放句首當疑問句

Was/Were 也可以放在句首,當作疑問句,因為 Was/Were 是過去式,所以此時你問的是過去的某件事。

Was/Were 放在句首時,此時變成疑問句,原本的主詞 + Was/Were,就會變成如下,也就是將 Was/Were 搬到前面,主詞搬到後面。

例:
Was I …?
Were you …?
Was he …?
Was she …?
Was it …?
Were we …?
Were you …?
Were they …?

例:
Was she sick?
她生病了嗎?

例:
Were you at home yesterday morning?
你昨天早上在家嗎?

3.WH 疑問詞 + Was/ Were

Was/ Were 前面還可以加 WH 疑問詞,此時同樣也是用作疑問句。此時有各種組合,整理如下。

When were / was (詢問何時)
Where were / was (詢問地點)
Why were / was (詢問為什麼)
How were / was (詢問如何)
How old were / was (詢問年紀)

例:
Where were you last night?
你昨晚在哪?

例:
How old was she 3 years ago?
三年前她多大?

例:
Why was he not at home yesterday?
他昨天怎麼不在家?

4.There was/There were 用法

There was/There were 是 There is / There are 的過去式,There is / There are 也是很常見的用法,表達的是「有….(多少個人、數量)」的意思。

例:
There were a lot of people there.
有很多人在那。

例:
There was a stranger standing in front of my house yesterday night.
昨天晚上我家門前站著一個陌生人。

There was/There were 表達的同樣是過去,也就是過去有多少….的意思,而不是指現在唷。

總結

1.主詞加 Was /were 的規則整理如下:

I was
You were
He was
She was
It was
They were
We were
You were

2. Was /were 是 be 動詞的過去型態,常見用法如下。

was/were + 名詞
was/were + 形容詞
was/were + 地點
was/were + 時間
was/were + 年紀

3.用作疑問詞時,was/ were 可以搬到句子前面,另外疑問詞 WH 開頭的疑問句,也可以接Was /were,此時問的是過去發生的事或狀態。

4.There was/There were 是 There is / There are 的過去式,,表達的是「有….(多少個人、數量)」的意思。

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