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Rule "were (where)"

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Description: were (where)
Message: Did you mean where?
Category: Commonly Confused Words (ID: CONFUSED_WORDS)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/where-vs-wear-vs-were-vs-we-re/
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • This is the place were I live.
    Correction suggestion: where
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • Half of the population were Chinese and they were engaged in agriculture and trading.
  • The family were all out reaping the corn.
  • On which day of the week were you born?
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: WERE_WHERE [15]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-18 22:33:07 +0200)