[Grammar Tip] Conjugating i-adjectives in Past-Tense Polite-Style: 寒いでした or 寒かったです?
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The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?
It rained and was cold yesterday.
寒い is an i-adjective. When we conjugate it to the past-tense polite-style, it should be 寒かったです, but not 寒いでした.
寒｜いです non-past, polite
寒｜かったです past, polite
〜でした is used for na-adjectives and nouns past-tense polite-style.
e.g. 先生(せんせい noun)でした, 親切(しんせつ na-adj)でした
Summer in Tokyo was hot.
The wine at the restaurant was expensive.
The concert was fun.
I hope my explanation helps you. 😊
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