There was / There were
There was / There were
• Son el pasado de “there
is” y “there are”.
• Significan “había” o
“hubo”.
There was / There were
• “There was” expresa que
había una cosa.
• Se usa con sustantivos
contables en singular y
con incontables.
There was / There were
• “There were” expresa
que había dos cosas o
más.
• Se usa con sustantivos
contables en plural.
There was / There were
• La forma negativa es:
“There wasn’t...” / “There
was not...”
“There weren’t...” / “There
were not...”
There was / There were
• La forma interrogativa
es:
“Was there...?”
“Were there...?”
There was / There were
• Las respuestas breves:
“Yes, there was.”
“No,there wasn’t.”
“Yes,there were.”
“No,there weren’t.”
Había un pub en el pueblo.
There was a pub in the village.
No había dinero en la casa.
There wasn’t any money in the
house.
¿Había un fantasma en el
pub? Si, lo había.
Was there a ghost in the pub?
Yes, there was.
¿Había soldados en el
pueblo? No, no los había.
Were there any soldiers in the
village? No, there weren’t.
No había gente en la casa.
There weren’t any people in
the house.
Había noticias del pueblo.
There was some news from the
village.
¿Había comida en el pub?
Si, la había.
Was there any food in the
pub? Yes, there was.
Había fantasmas en el
pueblo.
There were some ghosts in the
village.
No había un perro en la
casa
There wasn’t a dog in the
house.
Marga Renedo Gómez
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There was / There were