How to Use Were in Questions About the State

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Now let us see how to form a question using ‘were’.

Formation of a question

The formation of a sentence to ask a question about the state using ‘were is as follows:

  • Were + subject (we/you/they/plural noun) + other words + question mark (?)


Let us look at some examples of how to use were in questions about the past state.

Here are some examples. The formation is as above.

Have a look-

    1. Were we students?
    2. Were you a student?
    3. Were you the students?
    4. Were they students?
    5. Were his sisters very sad?
    6. Were the boys pleased?
    7. Were they creative?
    8. Were you tired?
    9. Were we tired?
    10. Were they happy?
    11. Were her siblings happy?
    12. Were they surprised?
    13. Were we a family?
    14. Were we extremely sorry?
    15. Were they liars?
    16. Were the girls beautiful?
    17. Were we thirsty?
    18. Were the students well dressed?
    19. Were we hungry?
    20. Were you ten years old?
    21. Were they on time?
    22. Were you wrong?
    23. Were they joyful?
    24. Were they superstitious?
    25. Were we innocent?
    26. Were you smart?
    27. Were they rude?
    28. Were they frightened?
    29. Were we polite?
    30. Were all servants loyal?

Related Lessons-

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

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