we’re vs were : Common Errors in English

About we’re vs were

“We’re” is a contraction of the phrase “we are”: the apostrophe stands for the omitted letter A. “Were” is simply a plural past-tense form of the verb “are.” To talk about something happening now or in the future, use “we’re”; but to talk about something in the past, use “were.” If you can’t substitute “we are” for the word you’ve written, omit the apostrophe.“We were going to go to the party as a prince and princess, but Derek cut himself shaving, so we’re going instead as a vampire and her victim.”

were Meaning(s)

  • (n) a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
  • (v) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
  • (v) be identical to; be someone or something
  • (v) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere
  • (v) have an existence, be extant
  • (v) happen, occur, take place
  • (v) be identical or equivalent to
  • (v) form or compose
  • (v) work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function
  • (v) represent, as of a character on stage
  • (v) spend or use time
  • (v) have life, be alive
  • (v) to remain unmolested, undisturbed, or uninterrupted -- used only in infinitive form
  • (v) be priced at

we’re in News

  1. MELVINDALE: Council members argue over Dearborn fire merger details

    MELVINDALE — “We’re calling it a consolidation. We’re calling it a merger. We’re calling it whatever you want. It’s none of that,” Councilman Carl Louvet said about a proposed plan to merge fire departments with Dearborn. “The city of Melvindale is going to close down their fire department and their EMS, and get completely out of the business.”
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Dearborn Press & Guide

  2. A look at what we're working on today

    Here’s a glance at some of the stories we’re working on today. See something we’ve missed or want to weigh in on a topic, email editor@News-Herald.com, tweet us @newsheraldinoh, post on our Facebook page or give us a call at 440-951-0000.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The News-Herald

  3. Macy’s: We’re Here to Stay, Too

    SACRAMENTO– If the new Kings arena is built in downtown Sacramento, the Macy’s will be a crown jewel in the team’s new castle. “We’re here, we’re here to stay. We love being part of this community,” said Heather Stallion, Macy’s …
    on June 12, 2013 Source: FOX40 Sacramento

were in News

  1. 'Injured' were easy to recruit for major exercise

    People were happy to be hurt -- for a worthwhile reason.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: This Week Canal Winchester

  2. Two people were hospitalized this morning after being shot near Santa Monica College, the same area

    Two people were hospitalized this morning after being shot near Santa Monica College, the same area where a man went on a shooting rampage last week, murdering five before being killed by police. Read more...        
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Gawker

  3. There were 3 Ties At Last Night's Critic's Choice TV Awards — Here's Today's Gossip

    There were three ties at last night's third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards : HBO’s " Game Of Thrones "shared Best Drama honors with " Breaking Bad," Kaley Cuoco and Eden Sher tied for Best Supporting Actress and Best Reality Series went to both "Duck Dynasty" and "Push Girls."
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Business Insider

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