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    uses of was/were/had

    i wants to know about past tenses for past actions when we use "was" and "were" & when we use "had"please tell me with brief examples

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    Re: uses of was/were/had

    Use was when the subject is singular.
    Ex: I was at the park this morning.
    Ex: He was ...
    Ex: She was ...
    Ex: It was ...
    Use were when the subject is singular you.
    Ex: You, Max, were at the park this morning.
    Use were when the subject is plural.
    Ex: We were at the park this morning.
    Ex: You guys were ...
    Ex: They were ...
    Use had as the past tense of have.
    Ex: I had breakfast today.
    Ex: You had my phone number but lost it?
    Ex: He had a sister.
    Ex: She had a job.
    Ex: It, the bird, had a nest.
    Ex: They had coffee at the restaurant.
    Ex: We had tea.
    Use had + past participle to show that one event happened before another event in time.
    Ex: She had called before I left.
    Event 1 (happened first): She had called
    Event 2 (happned second): I left

    American English Variation
    Ex: She called before I left.


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    Re: uses of was/were/had

    can you tell me some more usage of was & were in past tense.some time in sentance we don't use was & were.infact we use verb second form to make a past tense sentance.so i'm confuse when we use was & were and when only second form of verb to make a past tense sentence please tell me in concise manner

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