Vamos falar agora sobre o passado do There is e There are. Quando quiser falar sobre algo que havia em sua casa, por exemplo, faça uso do there was ou there were. O there was é usado para falar sobre frases no singular, ou seja, uma pessoa ou objeto apenas, por exemplo. O there were é usado para falar sobre o plural – dois ou mais objetos.
Frases afirmativas: THERE + TO BE (PAST)
There was a dog in my house but it died last weekend! I’m sad!
There was a soda in my refrigerator. My son drank it in the morning.
There were two dogs in my house but they died last weekend. I’m sad!
There were two soda in my refrigerator. My son drank them in the morning.
Frases negativas – THERE + TO BE (PAST) + NOT
There were not two cats in my house.
There was not one cat in my house
There were not two sofas in my living room.
There was not one car in my garage.
Frases interrogativas – TO BE (PAST) + THERE
Is there a closet in your bedroom?
Are there chairs in your kitchen?
Is there a book on the shelf?
Are there pets in your house?
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