Free help with homework

Why join Brainly?

  • ask questions about your assignment
  • get answers with explanations
  • find similar questions


The basic difference between ‘were’ and ‘was’ is obvious: ‘were’ is used when the number of objects or entities exceeds one, as in‘We were late for the dinner’. ‘Was’ is used when only one object or entity is being referred to, as in‘I was late for the dinner

Was-past tense of 'is'

Were-past tense of 'are'
0 0 0
May I clarify the question? It should be "What is the difference between was and were?"

The difference is simply "was" is used when the subject is in singular form but the action is taken in past, then "were" is used when the subject is in plural form and the action is also taken in past.

"was" is in past form of the be verb "is" 
"were" is the past form of the be verb "are"
0 0 0
The Brain
  • The Brain
  • Helper
Not sure about the answer?
Learn more with Brainly!
Having trouble with your homework?
Get free help!
  • 80% of questions are answered in under 10 minutes
  • Answers come with explanations, so that you can learn
  • Answer quality is ensured by our experts