were vs where : Common Errors in English

About were vs where

Sloppy typists frequently leave the H out of “where.” Spelling checkers do not catch this sort of error, of course, so look for it as you proofread.

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

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

where in News

  1. Where in Utah was this photo taken?

    Where in Utah was this photo taken? Published Jun 13, 2013 01:58PM MDT This week • Correctly name where in Utah this photo was taken to be eligible for a drawing for the book Utah by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. June 18. Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com with “Where Is It?” in the subject line. Last week • Forty-six of the 51 entries correctly identified a ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  2. Where in Utah was this photo taken? Submit your best guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book

    Where in Utah was this photo taken? Submit your best guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book Published Jun 13, 2013 01:58PM MDT Last week • Correctly name where in Utah this photo was taken to be eligible for a drawing for the book Utah by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. June 18. Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com with “Where Is It?” in the ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

  3. Where Are E-book Readers Going?

    Where Are E-book Readers Going?        
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Motley Fool

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