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    "were"

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    I heard and read it from a title of a song... "Were it not for grace"
    I just wanna know if "were" is possible to use even for singular pronoun or noun. Is it a phrase? please help teacher... thank you so much.

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    Re: "were"

    Note that Were it not for grace would have been a better thread title.

    Quote Originally Posted by wills233 View Post
    Good day!
    I heard and read it from a title of a song... "Were it not for grace".
    I just want to know if "were" is possible to use even for a singular pronoun or noun. Is it a phrase? Please help, teachers.
    Thank you so much.
    Here are the song lyrics:

    Larnelle Harris - Were It Not For Grace Lyrics

    The phrase means 'If it hadn't been for grace. . .' or 'If God's love had not helped and guided me. . .'

    Rover

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    Re: "were"

    Quote Originally Posted by wills233 View Post
    I heard and read it from a title of a song... "Were it not for grace"
    I just wanna know if "were" is possible to use even for singular pronoun or noun. Is it a phrase? please help teacher... thank you so much.
    It's a subjunctive form. For those who use the subjunctive (and not every body does), 'were' is the form with both singular and plural nouns.

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