Inside a Writer's Mind

Inside a Writer's Mind
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” -- Oscar Wilde

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Grammar Grab

I’ve decided to include the occasional grammar and/or parts-of-speech analysis, starting today.

When I was teaching high school English I noticed how often students mixed up "were" and "we're".

"Were" is the plural past tense form of the verb "are".

For example, "We were on our way to Paris when it started raining."

"We're" is a contraction of "we are"; the apostrophe indicates the omitted "a".

For example, "We're friends now, but for many years we were enemies."

Keep writing.

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