'Was or Were' Quiz

This is a beginner-level quiz containing 16 multichoice questions from our 'verbs and tenses' quiz category. Simply answer all questions and press the 'Grade Me' button to see your score. This exercise is also available as a printable worksheet.

Was or Were

Exercise Instructions: Choose the correct form.

Q1 - There ____ many people at the show.
Q2 - ____ you tired?
Q3 - They ____ late.
Q4 - I ____ very annoyed.
Q5 - She ____ there.
Q6 - Everybody ____ pleased.
Q7 - There ____ no trouble at the party.
Q8 - ____ there any difficulty in finding it?
Q9 - Who ____ at the meeting?
Q10 - It ____ no bother.
Q11 - How much ____ they?
Q12 - How many ____ there?
Q13 - We _____ too late.
Q14 - It ____ ours.
Q15 - It ____ impossible.
Q16 - It ____ the boys who took it.

Printable Worksheet

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Q1 - There ____ many people at the show.
 
was
 
were
Q2 - ____ you tired?
 
Was
 
Were
Q3 - They ____ late.
 
was
 
were
Q4 - I ____ very annoyed.
 
was
 
were
Q5 - She ____ there.
 
was
 
were
Q6 - Everybody ____ pleased.
 
was
 
were
Q7 - There ____ no trouble at the party.
 
was
 
were
Q8 - ____ there any difficulty in finding it?
 
Was
 
Were
Q9 - Who ____ at the meeting?
 
was
 
were
Q10 - It ____ no bother.
 
was
 
were
Q11 - How much ____ they?
 
was
 
were
Q12 - How many ____ there?
 
was
 
were
 
Either could be used here.
Q13 - We _____ too late.
 
was
 
were
 
Either could be used here.
Q14 - It ____ ours.
 
wasn't
 
weren't
Q15 - It ____ impossible.
 
was
 
were
 
Either could be used here.
Q16 - It ____ the boys who took it.
 
was
 
were

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