Can u teach me verb to be... ? (2)

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Thks for ur example(https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1967) at https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2780 it's more useful but I have some questions from ur example.

It was the day that I was born.
Was it?
He was full of hope.
...

I understand many examples but still don't understand in some examples at the top.
If I wrote the top sentance it should be ...

It was the day that I born.
What was it ?
He has full of hope. or something but I don't think about was for sure

Could u explain me more about Verb to be ? I understand only "was" means equal ... but in the sentance do not mean equal.

Thks a lot
Kee
 

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The word be is the most irregular of all the irregular verbs. The word was is used to talk about the past.

was
  • A: It was a bad day yesterday.
    B: Why is that?
    A: Nothing went right.
    B: Perhaps today will be better.

    A: How was your day?
    B: It was a good day.

    A: How did you like it?
    B: It was terrific!

    A: Was it good?
    B: Yes, it was good.

    A: Donna was really upset.
    B: Yes, but she's better now.

was
  • It was bad, but it's better now.
    I am very grateful to Mike because he was so helpful to me.
    I was fourteen years old when my father died.
    I was sad about that.
    I was my mother's favorite.
    I was born in 1950.

Does that help?

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