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Were, We're, and Where

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Were, We're, and Where

Were is a past form of the verb to be. For example, "We were on vacation last week."

We're is a contraction of we are. For example, "We're going back to work tomorrow."

Where refers to a place. For example, "I don't know where you live."

See also: Ware, Wear, and Where

Examples:

We were lost in the middle of Timbuktu. No one knew where we were. Next time we travel, we're going to bring along a map.

Practice:

(a) ______ going to Savannah for St. Patrick's Day.

(b) We don't know ______ we'll be staying.

(c) Last year we ______ forced to sleep in the van.

Answers to Practice Exercises

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