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desca
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 9:19:38 AM
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which one to use was or were ?

I was born in New Delhi.
I were born in New Delhi.
S. Ilker Orsel
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 9:29:08 AM

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Already answered in anotehr thread.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 9:32:29 AM

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desca wrote:
which one to use was or were ?

I was born in New Delhi.
I were born in New Delhi.

The correct word is "was"
I was
you were
he/she/it was
we were
you were
they were


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In colloquial English, spoken quickly, sometimes it would sound like "I w'born in Delhi." - which is rather like "I were born in Delhi."
Rahul Goyal
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 10:32:22 AM

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I will go with Drag0nspeaker
Miriam...
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 10:57:24 AM

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Thank you, dragOn. This is helpful.🌷
towan52
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 11:19:03 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
desca wrote:
which one to use was or were ?

I was born in New Delhi.
I were born in New Delhi.

The correct word is "was"
I was
you were
he/she/it was
we were
you were
they were


******************
In colloquial English, spoken quickly, sometimes it would sound like "I w'born in Delhi." - which is rather like "I were born in Delhi."


In East London, parts of Essex and by professional soccer players:
I were
You was
They was
we was
you was
they (all bloody) was - innit!
Axel Bear
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 2:35:08 PM

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I think the above poster means 'professional football players'. They don't play soccer in Essex.

https://youtu.be/2sD_8prYOxo


[unless he means Essex MD. or Essex MA.]

IMcRout
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 3:40:41 PM
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Towan did not say that the 'professional football players' were from Essex.

Don't forget, he lives in Texas. Whistle
towan52
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 3:41:08 PM

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Axel Bear wrote:

I think the above poster means 'professional football players'. They don't play soccer in Essex.

https://youtu.be/2sD_8prYOxo


[unless he means Essex MD. or Essex MA.]



I've been here too long!
gerry
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:47:56 PM
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any were no were were oh were what else where oh were what is was where was were who's on first
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 4:39:47 AM

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gerry wrote:
any were no were were oh were what else where oh were what is was where was were who's on first


But which witch, wearing what, were where when we went whither?
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