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There was / There were. There was / There were. Son el pasado de “there is” y “there are”. Significan “había” o “hubo”. There was / There were. “There was” expresa que había una cosa. Se usa con sustantivos contables en singular y con incontables. There was / There were.

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There was / There were


There was / There were

  • Son el pasado de “there is” y “there are”.

  • Significan “había” o “hubo”.


There was / There were

  • “There was” expresa que había una cosa.

  • Se usa con sustantivos contables en singular y con incontables.


There was / There were

  • “There were” expresa que había dos cosas o más.

  • Se usa con sustantivos contables en plural.


There was / There were

  • La forma negativa es:

    “There wasn’t...” / “There was not...”

    “There weren’t...” / “There were not...”


There was / There were

  • La forma interrogativa es:

    “Was there...?”

    “Were there...?”


There was / There were

  • Las respuestas breves:

    “Yes, there was.”

    “No,there wasn’t.”

    “Yes,there were.”

    “No,there weren’t.”


Había un pub en el pueblo.

There was a pub in the village.


No había dinero en la casa.

There wasn’t any money in the house.


¿Había un fantasma en el pub? Si, lo había.

Was there a ghost in the pub? Yes, there was.


¿Había soldados en el pueblo? No, no los había.

Were there any soldiers in the village? No, there weren’t.


No había gente en la casa.

There weren’t any people in the house.


Había noticias del pueblo.

There was some news from the village.


¿Había comida en el pub? Si, la había.

Was there any food in the pub? Yes, there was.


Había fantasmas en el pueblo.

There were some ghosts in the village.


No había un perro en la casa

There wasn’t a dog in the house.


Marga Renedo Gómez


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