you was vs you were :

you was or you were

“I just knowed you was here when I seed your truck outside.” “You” followed by “was” is nonstandard, and occurs in print mainly when the writer is trying to make the speaker sound uneducated. The standard verb to follow “you” is “were”: “I knew you were here.”

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