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Was vs were?

Was and were are past-tense forms of the verb ‘to be.’ Use ‘was’ for the first and third-person singular tenses (I, he, she, or it).

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Was vs were?

Was and were are past-tense forms of the verb ‘to be.’ Use ‘was’ for the first and third-person singular tenses (I, he, she, or it).

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Apart vs. a part?

The word apart is an adverb and adjective that generally describes disconnect and separation.

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Less vs. fewer?

If you cannot count the quantity of something, use the word “less.” If you can count the individual units, use “fewer.”

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Common Questions

How Many Words Are in Harry Potter?

By the time J. K. Rowling finished promoting the eighth book of the Harry Potter series, she'd accomplished a huge task.

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Past Perfect Tense: How Does It Work?

In the English language, we use a specific verb tense to indicate that an action happened in the past—either before something else or at a particular time.

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How Long Should a Cover Letter Be?

Pretend you're a hiring manager, flipping through a stack of resumes and cover letters.

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The Abbreviation for Pages: What Is It and How Is It Used?

Do you want to know how to abbreviate the word pages?  We’ll be taking a look at the meaning of the word and its abbreviations.

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The Abbreviation for Million: What Is It and How to Use It?

Are you looking for the abbreviation of the word million? Here, we’ll study the word million and explore its meaning, origin, and synonyms.

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The Abbreviation for Lieutenant: What is it and how is it used?

Are you looking for the abbreviation for lieutenant? Look no further. In this article, we’ll define the word lieutenant, explore its origin, history, and uses.

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Common Phrases

What Does Riled Up Mean?

Have you ever heard someone described as being “riled up” and wondered what it meant?

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What Does Once Bitten, Twice Shy Mean?

Whether you’re scanning through the radio stations, watching a television show or movie, or reading a book or article, you may come across the proverb and idiom once bitten, twice shy.

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What Does the Show Must Go On Mean?

The show must go on is an extremely popular phrase. But do you know what this idiomatic expression means? Keep reading to find out.

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