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Hi, I´m from Argentina y I´m learning English and I arise a doubt, for example: I "was" born... Why in this sentence has "was" if is past simple?
Thank you for answer me!!!
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"Question" is not spelt as "questionnnn". Please adhere to the proper spelling of words.
As for your question, see this entry from Practical English Usage by M. Swan:
108 born and borne
1 be born
To talk about coming into the world at birth, we use the passive expression
to be born.
Hundreds of children are born deaf every year.
To give a place or date of birth, we use the simple past: was/were born.
I was born in 1936. (NOT I am born in 1936.)
My parents were born in Scotland.
Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 13-Jul-2012 at 00:46.