How to Use Was in Questions About the State

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Now, let us see how to form a question about the past state of being using ‘was’.

Formation of a question

The formation of a sentence to ask a question is as follows:


Let’s see how to use ‘was in questions about the past state with the examples.

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

  1. Was she a girl?
  2. Was he a boy?
  3. Was Sarika happy?
  4. Was Balu very tired?
  5. Was she bored?
  6. Was he a peaceful person?
  7. Was Sameer present?
  8. Was she pleased?
  9. Was he extremely sorry?
  10. Was my brother surprised?
  11. Was her sister sad?
  12. Was she thirsty?
  13. Was he frightened?
  14. Was she eighteen years old?
  15. Was Nayana seventeen?
  16. Was he an older person?
  17. Was the teacher angry?
  18. Was he mischievous?
  19. Was his father a tragic person?
  20. Was her mother superstitious?
  21. Was she innocent?
  22. Was Saumya helpful?
  23. Was he active?
  24. Was she helpful?
  25. Was Anand talented?
  26. Was he handsome?
  27. Was she gorgeous?
  28. Was the motorman very cautious?
  29. Was he a comic person?
  30. Was Sameer a loyal person?

Related Lessons-

  1. Use of was: state of being
  2.                negative sentences
  3. Use of was: state of being questions
  4.                  negative answers
  5. Use of was: profession

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