Was / Were Able To

Was / Were Able To:

Geçmişte kalmış yetenek anlatan ‘ could ‘ yapısıyla aynı anlamdadır. Bu yapının aşağıdaki kullanımlarına dikkat edelim.
was ( + ) S + were + able to + V + O . C + ……..
1.
granparents
My granparents were able to dance well.
2.
doctor
The doctor was able to make the operation.
3.
draw_money
I was able to draw money from ATM.

was

1. My grandparents weren’t able to dance well.
2. The doctor wasn’t able to make an operation
3. I wasn’t able to draw money from ATM.

able_to

1. Were your grandparents able to dance well?
2. Was the doctor able to make an operation?
3. Were you able to draw money from ATM?

Short Answers
1. Yes, they were. / No, they weren’t.
2. Yes, he was. / No, he wasn’t.
3. Yes, I was. / No, I wasn’t.

Rewrite the sentences.
Ex:
My brother could drive a car.
– My brother was able to drive a car.
1. I could pass the exams last year.
…………………………..
2.
children
The children could climb the tree.
…………………………..
3. Jenny could buy a bicycle for her daughter.
…………………………..
4.
snowman
The boys could make a snowman.
…………………………..
5. Derya could sing a beautiful song.
…………………………..
6.
picture
Aslı could paint a picture.
…………………………..
7.
cousin
My cousin could walk on his hands.
…………………………..
8.
passports
My friends could go abroad with their
passports.
…………………………..
9. My friends could stay there for a long time.
…………………………..
10.
Maths_problems
I could solve the Maths problems easily.
…………………………..

Answers:

1. I was able to pass the exams last year.
2. The children were able to climb the tree.
3. Jenny was able to buy a bicycle for her daughter.
4. The boys were able to make a snowman.
5. Derya was able to sing a beautiful song.
6. Aslı was able to paint a picture.
7. My cousin was able to walk on his hands.
8. My friends were able to go abroad with their passports.
9. My friends were able to stay there for a long time.
10. I was able to solve Maths problems easily.

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