Use of was, were Worksheet-5

Use of was, were Worksheet-5

 

Use was, were or will be appropriately in the blank:

  1. The children ____ going for a picnic only during December next year.

A. Was                B. Were              C. Will be           D. None of them

 

  1. “Whatever _____, ______! The future’s not ours to see!” sang Mother.

A. Will be…will be                        B. Was…will be

C. Were…will be                            D. None of them

 

  1. Look! The sun ____ rising over those hills.

A. None of them                            B. Was

C. Were                                           D. Will be

 

  1. The students ____ happy to see the easy question paper yesterday.

A. Will be                                        B. None of them

C. Was                                             D. Were

 

  1. It ____ raining very hard last night. We all got drenched.

A. None of them                            B. Will be

C. Was                                             D. Were

 

  1. Come next month! It ____ great to see you.

A. Were                                           B. None of them

C. Will be                                        D. Was

 

  1. The exams ____ very easy. I am sure I ____ at the top of my class.

A. Was…will be                    B. Will be…was

C. Was…was                                  D. Were…will be

 

  1. Twenty computers ____ sold by Sunil last month.

A. None of them                            B. Was

C. Were                                           D. Will be

 

  1. All the people ____ dressed in white for the Holi festival yesterday.

A. Will be           B. Was                C. Were              D. None of them

 

  1. I am sure the movie ___ a huge hit when it is released.

A. Was                B. Were              C. Will be           D. None of them

 

Answer Key:

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Children’ is a plural subject & ‘next year’ indicates future tense; hence ‘will be’ is correct.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Whatever’ is a singular subject & ‘sentence 2’ indicates future tense; hence ‘will be’ is correct. (These are the lines of the famous song ‘Que sera, sera’. The meaning of the French words ‘Que sera, sera’ is ‘Whatever will be, will be’.)

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Sun’ is a singular subject & ‘sentence 1’ indicates the present continuous tense; hence ‘is’ is correct. Since ‘is’ is not one of the options.

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Students’ is a plural subject & ‘yesterday’ indicates past tense; hence ‘were’ is correct.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘It’ is a singular subject & ‘last night’ indicates past tense; hence ‘was’ is correct.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘You’ is a singular subject & ‘next month’ indicates future tense; hence ‘will be’ is correct.

  1. D

Explanation: ‘Exams’ is a plural subject & ‘sentence 2’ indicates past tense for sentence 1; hence ‘were’ is correct. Obviously, the results are sometime in the future; hence ‘will be’ is correct for sentence 2.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Computers’ is a plural subject & ‘last month’ indicates past tense; hence ‘were’ is correct.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘People’ is a plural subject & ‘yesterday’ indicates past tense; hence ‘were’ is correct.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Movie’ is a singular subject & ‘part 2 of the sentence’ indicates future tense; hence ‘will be’ is correct.