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Sentence Examples With the Word ‘Was’. Over 50 Sentences


Was — US. [wʌz], UK. [wɒz]

Main meanings:

  1. Past tense of the verb “be,” indicating a state or condition in the past.
  2. Used as an auxiliary verb to form the past tense of other verbs.
  3. Used in reported speech to indicate the past tense of what someone said.


10 simple sentences:

  • It was a sunny day.
  • She was at the store.
  • The cat was on the roof.
  • He was a great friend.
  • It was a long journey.
  • I was so tired.
  • The movie was fantastic.
  • It was a beautiful sunset.
  • The cake was delicious.
  • Was it a good experience?


The sentences from movies:

It was fine. – Black Swan (2010)

Was this your mother? – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

I just told you I was. – The Untouchables (1987)

Yeah, it was a little harsh. – Jesus Revolution (2023)

What was that? – The Jungle Book (2016)

I was asleep. – Memento (2000)

It was no one’s fault. – A Quiet Place (2018)

She was just some old lady. – The Wrath of Becky (2023)

Cracking it was the fun part. – The Equalizer 3 (2023)

And I was right. – Words on Bathroom Walls (2020)

She was like a crouching tiger. – Zombieland (2009)

Hiring Nedry was a mistake, that’s obvious. – Jurassic Park (1993)

Yeah, I thought that was you. – The Descendants (2011)

And it was the same thing there. – Children of Men (2006)

But this was months ago, buddy. – BlackBerry (2023)

It was Big Dave. – The Gentlemen (2020)

Your speech was beautiful. – Red White and Royal Blue (2023)

Damn, I thought that was closer. – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

She was a painter. – The Father (2020)

Was Khan hit? – Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

There was a firefight. – Predator (1987)

How was it? – Last Action Hero (1993)

That was my fist. – Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

It was here. – Alice In Wonderland (2010)

His campaign was rubbish. – Smurfs (2011)

Flight was light. – Plane (2023)

Ted Kord was Blue Beetle? – Blue Beetle (2023)

Break was over four minutes ago. – Go (1999)

I was gone before she woke up. – Ted (2012)

He was creeping around. – Reptile (2023)

But that was then. – The Notebook (2004)

He was inverted. – Top Gun (1986)

That was great energy, man. – Paul (2011)

A friend of mine was on that chopper. – Transformers (2007)

I was under orders. – The Abyss (1989)

What was the result? – Dogma (1999)

She was always fun to watch. – Golfballs (1999)

First I thought it was just birds. – From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

But one who was both hero and villain. – Maleficent (2014)

Where was I? – American Graffiti (1973)

Lance, that was somebody’s son. – Apocalypse Now (1979)

Where was your drop zone? – Saving Private Ryan (1998)