Was / Were

Level:

Elementary

Category:

Grammar Exercises

Group:

The Past

Please select the correct answer for each blank:

 
 

1 - When I went to see him, George ______ still in bed.

a - weren't
b - wasn't
c - were
d - was
 

2 - We ______ expecting you at 8.00. You're late.

a - was
b - wasn't
c - weren't
d - were
 

3 - The boss ______ very happy. In fact, she was very angry.

a - was
b - were
c - wasn't
d - weren't
 

4 - Why did you do that? What ______ you thinking of?

a - was
b - were
c - wasn't
d - weren't
 

5 - Why ______ you late this morning?

a - were
b - wasn't
c - was
d - weren't
 
 

6 - I ______ here yesterday because I had the flu.

a - was
b - were
c - wasn't
d - weren't
 

7 - ______ my presentation OK?

a - Were
b - wasn't
c - Was
d - weren't
 

8 - ______ you happy to see him?

a - Were
b - weren't
c - wasn't
d - Was
 

9 - The teacher ______ late again this morning. It happens all the time.

a - weren't
b - was
c - wasn't
d - were
 

10 - Did you have a good holiday? What ______ the weather like in Florida?

a - weren't
b - was
c - wasn't
d - were
 

11 - The hotel was terrible. The room ______ very clean.

a - weren't
b - was
c - wasn't
d - were
 

12 - I looked for you but you ______ there.

a - was
b - were
c - wasn't
d - weren't
 

13 - What ______ you doing in there?

a - was
b - were
c - wasn't
d - weren't
 

14 - Excuse me for doing something so stupid. I ______ thinking.

a - was
b - were
c - wasn't
d - weren't
 

15 - He ______ very interesting to talk to. In fact, he was boring.

a - was
b - weren't
c - were
d - wasn't
 

16 - They ______ very happy when they heard the bad news.

a - wasn't
b - were
c - weren't
d - was
 

17 - How much ______ the DVD player? Where did you get it?

a - weren't
b - was
c - wasn't
d - were
 

18 - I ______ late for work yesterday because of the bus strike.

a - was
b - were
c - wasn't
d - weren't
 

19 - It's nice today but yesterday the weather ______ awful.

a - was
b - were
c - wasn't
d - weren't
 

20 - Where ______ you yesterday afternoon?

a - were
b - weren't
c - wasn't
d - was
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