The Word is:”were”



second person singular past, plural past, and past subjunctive of be.

past tense: were

1. exist.

“there are no easy answers”
synonyms: exist, have being, have existence;
live, be alive, have life, breathe, draw breath, be
extant, be viable
“there was this boy who lived next door”
  • be present.
    “there were no curtains around the showers”
    synonyms:be present, be around, be available, be near, be nearby, be at hand
  • “what theatres will there be for them to visit?”

    2. occur; take place.

    “the exhibition will be in November”
    synonyms: occur, happen, take place, come about, arise, crop up, transpire, fall, materialize,
    literarycome to pass, befall, betide
    “the trial is tomorrow”
  • occupy a position in space.
    “Salvation Street was on his left”
    synonyms: be situated, be located, be found, be present, be set, be positioned, be placed, be
  • installed
    “Pat was on the sofa in the living room”
  • attend.
    “I’m at school doing A levels”
    synonyms: attend, go to, be present, take part;
    frequent, haunt, patronize
  • “I’m at college”
    come; go; visit.
    “he’s from Missouri”

    3. having the state, quality, identity, nature, role, etc., specified.

    “Amy was 91”

  • cost.
    “the tickets were £25”
    synonyms: cost, be priced at, sell for, be valued at, fetch, come to; More
    informalset one back, go
  • for
    “tickets are £15”
  • represent.
    “let A be a square matrix of order n”
  • signify.
    “we were everything to each other”
  • consist of; constitute.
    “the monastery was several three-storey buildings”
  • 4. informal

    “last time I saw her she was all ‘You need to quit smoking!’”

    past tense: were

    1.used with a present participle to form continuous tenses.

    “they are coming”

    2. used with a past participle to form the passive voice.

    “it was done”

    3. used to indicate something that is due or destined to happen.

    “construction is to begin next summer”

  • used to express obligation or necessity.
    “you are to follow these orders”
  • used to express possibility.
    “these snakes are to be found in North America”
  • used to hypothesize about something that might happen.
    “if I were to lose”
  • 4. archaic

    used with the past participle of intransitive verbs to form perfect tenses.
    “I am returned”

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