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Was, Were, Wear Ware

Was, Were, Wear Ware
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Do you wear culturally-confirming clothing or the ones that suit the climate and the state of mind? Ware is a merchandise, an article, a product. Ware ...

If there were wisdom in beards, all goats would be prophets.” –Armenian proverb Human beings wear something on them to cover themselves: also to make a style statement. Wear is a verb, its inflections (conjugations) are wore (past tense) and worn (past participle).

Do you wear culturally-confirming clothing or the ones that suit the climate and the state of mind? Ware is a merchandise, an article, a product. Ware is also used as a plural noun, and used in a plural sense (like police and to some extent – news).

Artisans display their wares at exhibitions apart from shops, emporiums. Warehouse is the place or the storehouse where one keeps goods or merchandise. Warehouse is the one who works in a warehouse looking after the wares. WERE!Were is the past tense of the verb are’. And is for was? What is the past tense of is? Colin was out of the country to attend a commemoration. Carin was also.

Colin and Carin were out of the country to attend a commemoration. They were also at cultural festivals in the area. They are interested in outdoor activities. Were is used when the number of objects, entities, subjects are more than one: We were there for his birthday party (you will not say – we was there for his birthday party). Was is used when the number of objects, entities, subjects is one. I was there for his birthday party.

However, there are nuances and subtleties involved in using were and was in other contexts: when the subject or pronoun is in plural or singular forms. Everyone was there for her funeral. Everyone is a pronoun, referring to all the people as one, so was is used.

None of us was there. None of us were there. All of us was there. All of us were there. It depends upon the noun: is it referring in a singular or plural sense? It depends upon the noun: whether it is a countable noun or uncountable noun.

All the mangoes were rotten. All the pudding was eaten by rodents– here the pudding is in singular form, so was is used.
The diagnosis was good for all the inmates. Here, was is used because the diagnosis is a singular form.

WERE AS THE SUBJUNCTIVE:Were is the past subjunctive of the present tense ‘to be’. Subjunctive is used to express a possibility, a hope, a supposition, etc. If I were you, I will not step out of the country and board flights. If he were famous, what would he have done to himself?

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