The verb "to be" in the simple past

Subject Pronoun

Present

Past

I
am
was
You
are
were
He
is
was
She
is
was
It
is
was
We
are
were
You
are
were
They
are
were

Notes: We make affirmatives, negative and questions in the same way as the present:

+ I was in Madrid yesterday

- I wasn't in London yesterday

? Were you in Paris yesterday?