Read and Listen To Sentences Using the Word
"Were"

We were all tired.
I wish I were rich.
We were very tired.
I wish I were young.
There were two cakes.
We were younger then.
Where were you going?
All of us were silent.
Two seats were vacant.
I wish I were a prince.
They were very excited.
I wish he were here now.
Were you busy yesterday?
Were you out last night?
They were seen to go out.
They were taken prisoner.
Forty people were present.
I wish she were alive now.
They were plainly dressed.
All of the dogs were alive.
I wish I were in Paris now.
There were ten eggs in all.
Were you at home yesterday?
You were late, weren't you?
I wish I were a millionaire.
The prisoners were set free.
Those were his actual words.
We were very busy last week.
All our efforts were in vain.
He acts as if he were a king.
They were lying on the grass.
We were sweating in the heat.
Half the students were absent.
Her eyes were red from crying.
I wish I were as young as you.
They were watching television.
Why were you absent yesterday?
I wouldn't do it if I were you.
They were school children then.
Thousands of people were there.
We were nearly frozen to death.
What were you doing down there?
Why were you late this morning?
If I were you, I'd buy that one.
Were you at school at that time?
I wouldn't do that if I were you.
If I were you, I would trust her.
They were fighting on the street.
They were scolded by the teacher.
He speaks as if he were an expert.
I wish Beth were here with me now.
If I were rich, I would go abroad.
The boy talks as if he were a man.
There were two murders this month.
They married when they were young.
A group of young men were fighting.
A lot of soldiers were killed here.
I wish Tom were my younger brother.
We were surprised to hear the news.
Fortunately, no passengers were injured.
I didn't know you were such a good cook.
I thought we were going to go somewhere.
They were all surprised to see me there.
You were at home yesterday, weren't you?
I didn't think you were going to make it.
I wondered why people were staring at me.
They were not aware that I was not there.
When were potatoes introduced into Japan?
His proposals were adopted at the meeting.
I didn't know you were coming here either.
She first met him when they were students.
Were you playing tennis yesterday morning?
Why were you absent from school yesterday?
You were talking in your sleep last night.
All the passengers were saved from drowning.
I wasn't aware that you were feeling so bad.
There were many rotten apples in the basket.
How many eggs were you able to get yesterday?
I found the gloves that were under the chair.
She has known him since they were very young.
I wasn't aware that you were feeling that bad.
We were so excited that we couldn't sit still.
There were a lot of empty seats the day I went.
A bunch of people were standing outside waiting.
We were just about to leave when she telephoned.
She sat next him wishing she were somewhere else.
I can't believe that you were the smartest kid in your class.
Even though there were many cookies on the dish, I only ate three.
If you were to win the lottery, what would you buy with the money?
The children were so excited after the party that they couldn't sleep.
I didn't know that you were sick, so I didn't visit you in the hospital.
Years ago, when Tom's children were young, he used to take a lot of pictures.
Do you think your parents spent enough time with you when you were in your teens?
There were demonstrations against the government by Japanese university students in the 1960's.
I think it's a shame that some foreign language teachers were able to graduate from college without ever having studied with a native speaker.


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