How to Use Was in Negative Sentences About the Profession

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We can use ‘was’ in the negative sentences to tell about a profession in the past.
In this lesson, we shall learn about the use of ‘was not’.
These sentences are about jobs in the past.

Formation of a negative sentence about the profession

The formation of this sentence is the same as the negative sentences about the state.

So, the formation of this sentence is as follows:

  • Subject (I/he/she/it/any singular noun) + was not + other words + full stop (.)

Now, we shall discuss how to use ‘was’ in this sentence.


Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. He was not a hawker.
  2. I was not an MLA.
  3. He was not a blacksmith.
  4. My brother was not a pilot.
  5. He was not a shopkeeper.
  6. Her sister was not a designer.
  7. His father was not a collector.
  8. Her brother was not a watchman.
  9. Sahil was not a taxi driver.
  10. She was not a fiction writer.
  11. Sameer was not an architect.
  12. He was not a skilled potter.
  13. He was not a bank manager.
  14. She was not a news reporter.
  15. Tarak was not a comic poet.
  16. Lara was not a clerk in primary school.
  17. She was not a foreign minister.
  18. Sachin was not a cricket player.
  19. She was not a doctor at a government hospital.
  20. My mother was not an English-language professor.
  21. My sister was not a chemical engineer.
  22. She was not a ticket checker in the railway department.
  23. She was not an advocate at the Supreme Court.
  24. His uncle was not a professional photographer.
  25. She was not a motorwoman on the Mumbai local train.
  26. She was not a nurse in medical college.
  27. He was not an officer in the education department.
  28. Smita was not a teacher in Aurangabad. 
  29. She was not an academic book publisher.
  30. He was not a bookseller in Pune.

Related lessons you must read:

  1. Use of was: state of being
  2. Use of was:  profession
  3.    Use of was: profession questions
  4.                affirmative answers 
  5.   use of was in negative sentences  about the profession

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