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Using the Verb "To be" Exercise 8

Directions: Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb "To be" in simple past tense.

Example: My dog (be) was sick last night.
Example: Carlos (be, not) was not at work yesterday.

1) The book (be) on the table yesterday. I don't know where it is now.

2) Mack, Jenny, and Javier (be) at my house last Saturday.

3) Who (be) sleeping in my bed? It (be, not) James. It (be, not) Julio. Oh, I know! It (be) Roger!

4) I (be) going to the grocery store when you called.

5) At 7:00 we (be) eating dinner and watching T.V.

6) When he was a kid, Ivan (be, not) very social. He did not spend time with his friends. He spent a lot of time alone. He (be) always reading a book or listening to music in his room.

7) When I (be) in the sixth grade, I (be) five feet tall.

8) Lola (be) a very nice girl. She helped her parents, did her homework, and even took care of her little brother. Her family (be) also nice. It is a shame they had to move away.

9) The cat (be) faster than the mouse. So, the cat caught the mouse. Unlucky mouse!

10) The weather (be) too hot. So, we decided not to go to the beach after all.