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    for the last few days/for a last few days

    Where was you for the last few days?
    Where was you for a last few days?

    Are the two sentences correct? If yes, Do they have same meanings?

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    Re: for the last few days/for a last few days

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Where was you for the last few days?
    Where was you for a last few days?

    Are the two sentences correct? If yes, Do they have same meanings?
    Sorry, neither is correct.

    For the purpose of subject-verb agreement, the pronoun you acts like it is a plural.

    I am, he is, we are, they are, you are

    "Where were you for the last few days?" (without the the sentence is not correct)


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    Re: for the last few days/for a last few days

    Thank you.

    Do you mean this (Where was you for a last few days?) is incorrect?

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    Re: for the last few days/for a last few days

    Many dialects of English allow constructions such as "you was," "they was," and "we was," but they are not standard English; they are non-standard variations. As a student of English, you should learn the standard forms first.


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    Re: for the last few days/for a last few days

    Thank you friend.
    Oh! sorry that's a typo.

    I meant to ask whether this sentence "(Where were you for a last few days?)" is correct, where I have used the article "a" in place of "the".

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    Re: for the last few days/for a last few days

    Only "the last few days" is correct idiomatic English.

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