perbedaan was dan were

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Dalam simple present tense, kita mengenal “be” dalam bentuk “is/am/are”, dan di simple past tense, “be” tersebut berubah menjadi “was” dan “were”. Di artikel kali ini, kita akan belajar tentang perbedaan was dan were dan cara membuat kalimat menggunakan kedua bentuk “be” dalam past simple tersebut.

Perbedaan Was dan Were

“Was” dan “were” adalah “be” dalam bentuk simple past. Keduanya memiliki fungsi yang sama seperti “is/am/are” di kalimat simple present tense. Namun, kalian mungkin masih bertanya-tanya apa perbedaan was dan were dan bagaimana cara menggunakannya dalam kalimat.

Perbedaan was dan were terletak pada jumlah subjek pada kalimat. “Was” digunakan untuk kalimat dengan subjek tunggal. Sedangkan “were” digunakan untuk kalimat dengan subjek jamak atau lebih dari satu.

perbedaan was dan were

Perhatikan tabel di bawah ini untuk perubahan “be” dari present simple menjadi past simple.

Present simplePast simple
Amwas
Is
Arewere

Perbedaan was dan were berdasarkan subjek kalimat.

Subject
Be
Contoh kalimat
I
He
She
It
was
I was a student.
He was a student.
She was a student.
It was good.
We
You
They
were
We were classmates.
You were my neighbor.
They were friends.

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Membuat Kalimat Simple Past Tense dengan Was/Were

1. Kalimat Positif (Affirmative)

“Be” termasuk dalam kata kerja tak beraturan (irregular). Penggunaannya menyesuaikan subjek yang terdapat pada kalimat.

Perhatikan pola kalimat simple past tense berikut:

Subject + was/were

Contoh kalimat simple past tense:

Subject
Be
I
was
late to school.
He
was
late to school.
She
was
late to school.
We
were
late to school.
You
were
late to school.
They
were
late to school.

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2. Kalimat Negatif (Negative)

Untuk membuat kalimat negatif, kalian bisa menambahkan kata “not” setelah was/were. Perhatikan pola kalimat berikut:

Subject + was/were + not

Catatan! “Was not” bisa disingkat menjadi wasn’t” dan “were not” bisa disingkat menjadi “weren’t”.

Contoh kalimat negatif:

Subject
Be + not
I
was not
pleased.
He 
was not
feeling well.
She
wasn’t
in the house.
It
wasn’t 
interesting.
They
weren’t
strong.
We
weren’t
tired.
You
weren’t 
happy.

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 3. Kalimat Tanya (Interrogative)

Kalian bisa membuat kalimat tanya dalam past simple dengan menggunakan “be” di awal kalimat. Ikuti pola berikut untuk membuat kalimat interogatif dalam past simple.

Was/were + subject + ?

Contoh kalimat interogatif:

Be
Subject
Was
I
interesting?
Was
he
excited?
Was
she
excited?
Were
they
excited?
Were
you
excited?
Were
we
excited?

Contoh kalimat interogatif menggunakan kata tanya 5W1H:

  1. What was that song called?
  2. Why were you late?
  3. Where was he?
  4. When were you going?
  5. Who was the person?
  6. How was the food?

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