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    Default can you remind me this english rule

    can you remind me this english rule

    when do i use are and were
    i know that they are for people

    is are used for thing and were used for people past???

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    Default Re: can you remind me this english rule

    Here are the paradigms:

    Present
    I am
    you are
    she is
    he is
    it is
    they are

    Examples
    The books are here. They are here. (plural)
    The people are here. They are here. (plural)
    Mary is here. She is here. (singular)
    The book is here. It is here. (singular)

    Past
    I was
    you were
    she was
    he was
    it was
    they were

    Examples
    The books were here. They were here. (plural)
    The people were here. They were here. (plural)
    Mary was here. She was here. (singular)
    The book was here. It was here. (singular)

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    Default Re: can you remind me this english rule

    thanks you have helped me alot

    now all i have to do is go back to my essay and fix the errors

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    Default Re: can you remind me this english rule

    You're welcome.

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