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We're, were and where ...

Post by Kangas on Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:49 pm

We're, were or where? Some people still confuse these three words. Rolling Eyes Exclamation

It is another very common error. Embarassed

These are the definitions, according to Dictionary.com:

  • we're
    contraction of
    we are

  • were
    a 2nd person singular presen. indicative, plural past indicative, and past subjunctive of be.

  • where
    1. in or at what place?: Where is he? Where do you live?
    2. in what position or circumstances?: Where do you stand on this question? Without money, where are you?
    3. in what particular respect, way, etc.?: Where does this affect us?
    4. to what place, point, or end? whither?: Where are you going?
    5. from what source? whence?: Where did you get such a notion?

    6. in or at what place, part, point, etc.: Find where he is. Find where the trouble is.
    7. in or at the place, part, point, etc., in or at which: The book is where you left it.
    8. in a position, case, etc., in which: Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
    9. in any place, position, case, etc., in which; wherever: Use the ointment where pain is felt.
    10. to what or whatever place; to the place or any place to which: I will go where you go.
    11. in or at which place; and there: They came to the town, where they lodged for the night.

    12. what place?: Where did you come from?
    13. the place in which; point at which: This is where the boat docks. That was where the phone rang.

    14. a place; that place in which something is located or occurs: the wheres and hows of job hunting.

    15. where it's at, Slang . where the most exciting, prestigious, or profitable activity or circumstance is to be found.

We hope this has helped you understand the differences between these three words. Razz


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