Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Bengali; Bangla
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Dec 2006
    • Posts: 1
    #1

    Help with when to use was, were, then and there etc

    Please could someone help me on when to use was, were, there, there're etc. I though I knew how to make use of these words and probably do but I would like to refresh myself and be in a position to explain to someone else. Many thnks

  1. Snowcake's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Germany

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
    • Posts: 624
    #2

    Re: Help with when to use was, were, then and there etc

    Quote Originally Posted by h_bhuniya View Post
    Please could someone help me on when to use was, were, there, there're etc. I though I knew how to make use of these words and probably do but I would like to refresh myself and be in a position to explain to someone else. Many thnks
    was / were = simple past of 'to be'

    I was
    he-she-it was

    you were (singular)
    you were (plural)
    they were
    we were

    'there' has different meanings. Here are two of them:

    1. There are / is / were / was etc. used to show that something exists or happens (existed / happened)

    2. used to indicate a position / location:

    They went to see Clara, and stayed there for a few hours.

    Where is the book - It's there.

    Also 'then' has several meanings. Two of them are:

    1. used to refer to a specific time in the past or future:

    I've been invited too, so I'll see you then.
    I saw him at the party but haven't a heard a thing since then.

    2. used to introduce the next item eg. in a series of actions; subsequently:

    We had lunch, and then watched the film.
    First cook the onions, then add the mushrooms.

    Try to find out more here:
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

    Hope this helps.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •