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    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 14

    Wink you was! Why?

    A friend ask me why there are movies or songs with the following phrase:
    "You was..."
    I said that it was slang. However, I've seen that people said this when they talk in singular form. Is it correct?


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434

    Re: you was! Why?

    It is a colloquial form, used by those who are poorly educated or using regional and dialectical English. It is generally not acceptable.

    The correct form is "you were" since technically "you" is a plural form which is now used for the singular as well as the plural. The singular form is "thee" which is only now found in very, very rare dialectical usage.


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