was

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Pronunciation[change]

stressed
unstressed
  • enPR: wəz
  • IPA: /wəz/
  • SAMPA: /w@z/
  • (file)
    (in the phrase "I was there")

Verb[change]

Plain form
be

Simple present
am, is, are

Simple past
was, were

Past participle
been

Present participle
being

  1. (auxiliary) (linking) A form of the verb be used to talk about yourself, or another person in the past.
    I was singing in the shower.
    Who was that girl you were talking to?