Language Generator 5--У кого было, у кого не было (Who Had, Who Did Not Have)

Use this language generator to say that someone had or did not have something. This builds on Language Generator 1 which can be used to say that someone has or does not have something now.

ByWhomWas/Was not
What was or was not

У

Beside

кого́

whom

был

there was

Use был if that which was is masculine.

вопро́с

a question


меня́

me


отве́т

answer


нас

us


каранда́ш

a pencil


тебя́

thee

была́

there was

Use была if that which was is feminine.

Би́блия

a Bible


вас

you


наде́жда

hope


него́

him


ру́чка

a pen


неё

her

бы́ло

there was

Use было if that which was is neuter.

де́ло

business


них

them

бы́ли

there was

Use были if that which was is plural.

де́ньги

money


Ива́на

John


очки́

eyeglasses


А́нны

Anna

не́ было

there was no

When we say that something was not we always use было.


The thing which was not must be in the genitive case.

вопро́са

a question




отве́та

an answer




каранда́ша

a pencil




Би́блии

a Bible




наде́жды

hope




ру́чки

a pen




де́ла

business




де́нег

money




очко́в

eyeglasses

Examples

У кого́ был отве́т?By whom was there an answer?
У него́ была́ Би́блия.By him there was a Bible.
У меня́ не́ было Би́блии. By me there was no Bible.
У него́ не́ было очко́в.By him there were no eyeglasses.