Do you say there were or there was?
We use there is for a singular object in the present tense and there are for plural objects in the present. There was is used when you refer to one thing or person. There were is used when you refer to more than one thing or person.
When to use is was are were?
Therefore, it might take time to learn the correct forms. If you want to remember easily, you can think of was/were as the past tense form of the auxiliary verbs am, is and are. Generally, was is used for singular objects and were is used for plural objects. Even though you are singular, you must use were.
What is the difference between IS and are?
Both ‘is’ and ‘are’ are present tense forms of the verb, ‘to be’; ‘is’ is singular and ‘are’ is the plural form. ‘Is’ is used for third person singular only. whereas ‘are’ is common for first, second and third person plural.
Are and is Examples?
If the noun is singular, use is. If it is plural or there is more than one noun, use are. The cat is eating all of his food. The cats are eating all of their food.
CAN was be used with you?
Generally, ‘was’ is used with singular pronouns (one subject), and ‘were’ is used with plural pronouns (more than one subject), but the pronoun ‘you’ is an exception! WAS is usually used with the pronouns ‘I’, ‘she’, ‘he’, and ‘it’. WERE is usually used with pronouns ‘you’, ‘we’, and ‘they’.