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    simple sentence

    hi,
    please can anyone suggest that
    "you was in meeting" is a correct english.
    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: simple sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by rkiran21 View Post
    hi,
    please can anyone suggest that
    "you was in meeting" is a correct english.
    Thanks
    "you was in meeting" Is incorrect, the correct form is "You were in a meeting." Verb "to be" past tense: I was; you were; he/she/it was; we were; they were.


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    Re: simple sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by rkiran21 View Post
    hi,
    please can anyone suggest that
    "you was in meeting" is a correct english.
    Thanks
    This is incorrect. The correct sentence is "You were in a meeting".

    It's possible to hear native speakers of English say "you was", but it's not correct. It's a nonstandard grammar form that one might hear in the US, and I would say other English-speaking countries as well.

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