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Rule "where (were)"

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Description: where (were)
Message: Did you mean were, the simple past of "to be"?
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/was-vs-were-grammar/#when-to-use-%E2%80%9Cwere%E2%80%9D
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It seems unlikely that they where going to achieve it.
    Correction suggestion: were
  • There where major delays because of weather.
    Correction suggestion: were
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • And it was from there where I drove back to camp.
  • Yet, are we there where our founding fathers wanted us to be?
  • There were public showers there where homeless people could get cleaned up.
  • Montreal is just happy to be there where losing is no option.
  • Take me there where the sky is shimmering of a flourishing shuffling.
  • Tell me why, I can't be there where you are...
  • And how many other businesses are there where the retailer has no control over price?
  • There was a long time there where my feelings for him was hella twisted.
  • Additionally, there was a couple there where a woman had her entire arm adorned with a huge elaborate tattoo.
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ID: THEY_WHERE [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-18 22:33:07 +0200)