5. Was & Had & Did
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Was, had, did are the second (past simple) forms of the verbs to be, to have, to do. These verbs also function as auxiliary verbs, to build other verb structures. Therefore, it is very important to know them well.

See below how to use these three verbs – to be, to have and to do – at Present Simple and Past Simple, in affirmative, interrogative and negative sentences.

To be → Was / Were

Affirmative Present Simple Past Simple
1st person Singular I am at school. I was at school.
2nd person Singular You are at school. You were at school.
3rd person Singular He is at school.
She is at school.
It is in the yard.
He was at school.
She was at school.
It was in the yard.
1st person Plural We are at school. We were at school.
2nd person Plural You are at school. You were at school.
3rd person Plural They are at school. They were at school.
Interrogative Present Simple Past Simple
1st person Singular Am I at school? Was I at school?
2nd person Singular Are you at school? Were you at school?
3rd person Singular Is he at school?
Is she at school?
Is it in the yard?
Was he at school?
Was she at school?
Was it in the yard?
1st person Plural Are we at school? Were we at school?
2nd person Plural Are you at school? Were you at school?
3rd person Plural Are they at school? Were they at school?
Negative Present Simple Past Simple
1st person Singular I am not at school. I was not at school.
2nd person Singular You are not at school. You were not at school.
3rd person Singular He is not at school.
She is not at school.
It is not in the yard.
He was not at school.
She was not at school.
It was not in the yard.
1st person Plural We are not at school. We were not at school.
2nd person Plural You are not at school. You were not at school.
3rd person Plural They are not at school. They were not at school.

To have → Had

Affirmative Present Simple Past Simple
1st person Singular I have a course. I had a course.
2nd person Singular You have a course. You had a course.
3rd person Singular He has a course.
She has a course.
It has a bone.
He had a course.
She had a course.
It had a bone.
1st person Plural We have a course. We had a course.
2nd person Plural You have a course. You had a course.
3rd person Plural They have a course. They had a course.
Interrogative Present Simple Past Simple
1st person Singular Do I have a course? Did I have a course?
2nd person Singular Do you have a course? Did you have a course?
3rd person Singular Does he have a course?
Does she have a course?
Does it have a bone?
Did he have a course?
Did she have a course?
Did it have a bone?
1st person Plural Do we have a course? Did we have a course?
2nd person Plural Do you have a course? Did you have a course?
3rd person Plural Do they have a course? Did they have a course?
Negative Present Simple Past Simple
1st person Singular I do not have a course. I did not have a course.
2nd person Singular You do not have a course. You did not have a course.
3rd person Singular He does not have a course.
She does not have a course.
It does not have a bone.
He did not have a course.
She did not have a course.
It did not have a bone.
1st person Plural We do not have a course. We did not have a course.
2nd person Plural You do not have a course. You did not have a course.
3rd person Plural They do not have a course. They did not have a course.

To do → Did

Affirmative Present Simple Past Simple
1st person Singular I do exercises. I did exercises.
2nd person Singular You do exercises. You did exercises.
3rd person Singular He does exercises.
She does exercises.
It does tricks.
He did exercises.
She did exercises.
It did tricks.
1st person Plural We do exercises. We did exercises.
2nd person Plural You do exercises. You did exercises.
3rd person Plural They do exercises. They did exercises.
Interrogative Present Simple Past Simple
1st person Singular Do I do exercises? Did I do exercises?
2nd person Singular Do you do exercises? Did you do exercises?
3rd person Singular Does he do exercises?
Does she do exercises?
Does it do tricks?
Did he do exercises?
Did she do exercises?
Did it do tricks?
1st person Plural Do we do exercises? Did we do exercises?
2nd person Plural Do you do exercises? Did you do exercises?
3rd person Plural Do they do exercises? Did they do exercises?
Negative Present Simple Past Simple
1st person Singular I do not do exercises. I did not do exercises.
2nd person Singular You do not do exercises. You did not do exercises.
3rd person Singular He does not do exercises.
She does not do exercises.
It does not do tricks.
He did not do exercises.
She did not do exercises.
It did not do tricks.
1st person Plural We do not do exercises. We did not do exercises.
2nd person Plural You do not do exercises. You did not do exercises.
3rd person Plural They do not do exercises. They did not do exercises.