【英会話の九九・テーブル No.2】
● 過去の「存在」を表すテーブル(be動詞・過去形)

[GROUP A]
肯定表現
〜は〜でした
[GROUP B]
否定表現
〜は〜ではなかった
[GROUP C]
疑問表現
〜は〜だったの?
[GROUP D]
否定疑問表現
〜は〜でなかったの?

(1)
I was I wasn't Was I Wasn't I

(2)
We were※ We weren't Were we Weren't we

(3)
You were You weren't Were you Weren't you

(4)
You were※ You weren't Were you Weren't you

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(5)
He was He wasn't Was he Wasn't he

(6)
She was She wasn't Was she Wasn't she

(7)
They were※ They weren't Were they Weren't they

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(8)
It was It wasn't Was it Wasn't it

(9)
They were※ They weren't Were they Weren't they

[短縮形について]
   
wasn't = was not, weren't = were not
was, wereは過去の「存在」を表しますが、日本語訳は典型的な訳語です。様々な意味になることは用例で確認してください。

I was in hospital. 私は入院していました
I was in trouble. 私は困っていました

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