Use of was, were Worksheet-2

Use of was, were Worksheet-2

 

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

  1. The water ____ dirty so we did not drink it.

A. None of them                            B. Was

C. Were                                           D. Will be

 

  1. Bring in the tea. The water ____ boiling now.

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

 

  1. Why ___ you so angry yesterday?

A. None of them                            B. Will be

C. Was                                             D. Were

 

  1. My mother used to be quite plump when she ___ young.

A. None of them                            B. Was

C. Were                                           D. Will be

 

  1. When ___ you ___ free to play with us?

A. Were                                           B. None of them

C. Will be                                        D. Was

 

  1. I bought the balloon as it ____ red in colour.

A. Were                                           B. None of them

C. Was                                             D. Will be

 

  1. All the cups ____ chipped so we could not drink tea.

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

 

  1. The programme ____ starting within a few minutes.

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

 

  1. The coffee ___ so hot that I burnt my tongue.

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

 

  1. The roses she brought ____ red; I wanted pink ones.

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

 

Answer Key:

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Water’ is a singular subject & ‘part 2 of the sentence’ indicates past tense; hence ‘was’ is correct.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Water’ is a singular subject & ‘sentence’ indicates future tense; hence ‘will be’ is correct.

  1. D

Explanation: ‘You’ is a singular subject (in the second person) & ‘yesterday’ indicates past tense; hence ‘were’ is correct.

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Mother’ is a singular subject & ‘part 1 of the sentence’ indicates past tense; hence ‘was’ is correct.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘You’ is a singular subject & ‘the question form’ indicates future tense; hence ‘will be’ is correct.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Balloon’ is a singular subject & ‘bought’ indicates past tense; hence ‘was’ is correct.

  1. B

Explanation: ‘Cups’ is a plural subject & ‘could not drink’ indicates past tense; hence ‘were’ is correct.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Programme’ is a singular subject & ‘within…minutes’ indicates future tense; hence ‘will be’ is correct.

  1. A

Explanation: ‘Coffee’ is a singular subject & ‘burnt’ indicates past tense; hence ‘was’ is correct.

  1. C

Explanation: ‘Roses’ is a plural subject & ‘brought/wanted’ indicate past tense; hence ‘were’ is correct.