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Contoh Kaliamat: Penggunaan Was dan Were dalam Bahasa Inggris


Selamat datang kembali di ruang belajar kami. Bagaimana dengan cuaca hari ini dikota kalian? Apa kita merasakan panas yang sama? Well, stay healthy because we mean nothing without you guys~~

Jadi, hari ini kami kembali dengan pembahasan baru. Ya, kami memang tidak pernah kehabisan ilmu untuk dibagikan that’s why we can be your good partner in study. Hari kita akan membahas bentuk was dan were dalam berbagai jenis kalimat. Seperti yang sudah teman-teman ketahui bahwa was dan were juga merupakan bagian dari to be dalam bahasa Inggris. Jadi, without any further ado let’s study!!

Was dan were merupakan to be yang digunakan pada Grammar Simple Past tense. Was biasanya digunkana pada pronouns I, SHE, HE DAN IT. sedangkan Were digunkana pada pronouns YOU, WE, THEY. Tidak hanya simple past, was dan were juga digunakan pada conditional atau kaliamat perandaian. Erikut kita lihat beberapa penggunaan was dan were beserta contohnya;

Contoh Kaliamat Menggunakan Was dan Were


Contoh 1;

PAST SIMPLE

  • I was married for 5 years. (saya sudah menikah selama 5 tahun)
  • She was unwell last week. (dia sakit minggu lalu)
  • It was not my fault! (ini bukan salahku)
  • We were worried about the test results. (kami telah khawatir dengan hasil tesnya)
  • They were busy working all day yesterday. (mereka sibuk bekerja sepanjang hari kemarin)
  • You were supposed to help me. (kamu seharusnya bantu dia)
  • You were asleep when he rang. (kamu tidur ketika dia menelfon)
  • Where were you yesterday? (dimana kamu kemarin?)
  • Whom were you talking to? (dengan siapa kamu bicara kemarin?)

Contoh 2:

PAST SUBJUNCTIVE AS A CONDITIONAL

Pada penggunaan ini “I” dapat digunakan dengan were sebagai bentuk conditional sama seperti ketika menggunakan was. Were merupakan subjungtif bentuk lampau dari ‘to be’ simple present, yang berarti mengekspresikan harapan, kemungkinan atau anggapan daripada menyatakan fakta.
  • If I were you, I wouldn’t touch that. (jika aku jadi kamu, aku gak akanmenyentuh itu)
  • If I were a multi-billionaire, I would rid the world of poverty. (jika aku seorang orang kaya, aku akan menghapus kemiskinan di dunia)
  • If I were in his shoes, I would accept their offer. (jika aku jadi dia, aku pasti menerima tawaran mereka.)
  • If I was rude to you yesterday, I’m very sorry. (Jika aku sudah kasar denganmu kemarin, aku minta maaf)
  • If I was annoying you last night, I’m sorry. I was in a bad mood. (aku minta maaf jika aku sudah membuatmu kesal kemarin malam. suasana hatiku sedang tidak bagus kemarin)
  • If I was healthier, I probably would have been able to win the race. (jika aku lebih sehat, aku mungkin bisa memenangkan pertandingannya)

Contoh 3:

INTERRUPTED ACTION IN THE PAST

[subject 1 + WAS/WERE + verb+ing + WHEN + subject 2 + past simple verb]
  • She was studying when he called. (dia (perempuan ) sedang belajar ketika dia (laki-laki) panggil)
  • He was cooking when the phone rang. (dia sedang memasak ketika telfonnya berbunyi)
  • They were shopping when they heard an explosion. (mereka sedang belanja ketika mereka mendengar ledakan)
  • We were dancing when the power went out. (kami sedang berdansa ketika mati lampu)
  • I was listening to music when the doorbell rang. (aku sedang mendengarkan musik ketika bel rumah berbunyi)

Contoh 4:

SPECIFIC TIME AS AN INTERRUPTION

  • At 3am last night, I was studying. (aku sedang belajar pada jam 3 kemarin malam)
  • Last night at 8pm, we were watching a movie. (kami sedang nonton film pada jam 8 kemarin malam)
  • Yesterday at this time, I was sitting in my office. (aku sedang duduk di kantorku pada jam segini kemarin)

Contoh 5:

DESCRIBING PARALLEL ACTIONS

  • I was cooking while he was playing with the baby. (aku sedang memasak ketika sedang bermain dengan bayi)
  • While Eleanor was studying, Toby was cooking a meal for them. (ketika Eleanor sedang belajar, Toby sedang memasak untuk mereka)
  • I wasn’t paying attention when he was talking to me, so I don’t remember everything he said. (aku sedang tidak memperhatikannya ketika dia berbicara padaku, aku tidak ingat segala hal yang dia katakana)

Contoh 6:

A SERIES OF PARALLEL ACTIONS

When I walked into my house, my husband was watching TV, the baby was crying, my son was playing computer games, and the dog was barking in the garden! (ketika aku masuk rumah, suamiku sedang nonton tv, bayiku sedang menangis, putraku sedang bermain games di computer, dan anjingku sedang menggonggong di taman)

When I stepped into the office, my boss was shouting at someone on the phone, his secretary was running towards his office, my assistant was printing a document, and all the telephones were constantly ringing! (ketika aku masuk ke kantor, bosku sedang berteriak kepada seseorang ditelfon, sekretarisnya sedang berlari menuju kantornya, asistenku sedang mengeprint dukumen, dan semua telfon berdering terus-menerus.)


Contoh 7:

REACTION OF A SUBJECT

[Subject + WAS/WERE + adjective + at/by/with + noun]
Used to show the reaction of a subject towards a noun.
  • I was amazed at how clean the house was! (aku takjub melihat betapa bersih rumahku)
  • We were surprised by their eagerness to help us. (kami terkejut dengan kegigihan mereka untuk membantu kita)
  • She was very happy with her new car. (dia sangat senang denan mobil barunya)

Berikut beberapa contoh kalimat was dan were yang semoga dapat membantu teman-teman semua dalam melanjutkan study bahasa Inggrisnya. Mungkin sebagian dari kalian pernah merasa jenuh dan ingin berhenti karna lelah. Tidak ada salahnya merasa jenuh dan lelah, kamu bisa berhenti sejenak untuk menghilangkan kejenuhan tapi jangan pernah berhenti. When you want to quit think again why you start it.
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