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Confusing word choices

Were v we’re v where v wear

They sound similar, and their spelling is often confused, but the following group of words is not a ‘group’ at all.

Word choice and avoiding confusion – our quick writing tip on how to differentiate between were, we’re, wear and where

Were

The past tense of be. You will be, you are, you were; they will be, they are, they were…

We’re

A contraction (shortened form) of we are.

Where

A location.

Wear

A verb indicating one has attire (eg, clothing, hat, glasses) on their body.

  • The three company secretaries were wearing matching suits to the conference, where they presented their new web application. “We’re proud to present…”

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