exercises > THERE WAS, THERE WERE, WAS, WERE
WAS/WERE THERE WAS/WERE
There is, There are, There was, There were – rules, examples and exercises [5 tasks] KEYS INCLUDED ((2 pages)) ***editable
there was - there were
Simple Past(to be)
THERE WAS/THERE WERE, WAS/WE
1. ________ a terrible earthquake in Japan in 2005.
2. The cake _________on the table when I arrived home.
3. _________ any apples left when I came back home yesterday.
4. How many children __________ at the party?
5. _________ any water in the bottle? No, _________ any!
Was there / wasn't there
Was there / there wasn't
Were there / there weren't
EXERCISE 2: Complete with WAS, WERE, THERE WAS, THERE WERE in the affirmative, interrogative or negative.
at home when I phoned her. We were speaking for half an hour!
b) My sister
at school yesterday. She fell ill and she stayed at home.
c) Our teachers
angry because we didn't do the homework.
many students at the theatre play, just a few.
enough time to finish the exam. I couldn't do the last part!
many people at the party?
enough food for everyone?
h) I phoned Mary, but
at the party until midnight.
in my house yesterday afternoon. We
doing our homework together.
Link to this exercise from your website or blog: