were vs. was

by Sarah
(Indiana)

Which is the proper way to say the following: "that's where we just were" or "that's where we just was"?

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Apr 17, 2011
Answer
by: Ola Zur

Hi,

Tu, you are basically correct :)

One important addition:
In British English you would say:

"That's where we've just been." (Present Perfect)

In American English you could say the above version, or this version:

"That's where we just were." (Simple Past)

To read more about it visit Simple Past or Present Perfect?

Ola Zur is the editor of www.really-learn-english.com, an illustrated guide to English.


Apr 13, 2011
were vs. was
by: Sarah

Thank you Tu! This helps settle an argument with my husband! He honestly believed it was the other way around.

Apr 05, 2011
My respond
by: Tu

I will say this: That's where we were! Because the subject for be verb (were/was) is "we"! But this is only what I think, not sure if it's the right answer!

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