The words ‘where,’ ‘were,’ and ‘wear’ all sound similar and are spelled pretty similarly, too. But what’s the difference between these three words? We’ll talk about that in this article, plus teach you how to use the word in a sentence properly.
Don’t feel like waiting around for the answer. Here’s the short answer.
So, as you just learned, the difference between the three words is:
You know a little bit about what the first three words mean, but what about ‘we’re’?
‘We’re’ is a contraction of ‘we are.’
Now let’s go over the definition of our first three words so we know how to use them in a sentence later.
The Merriam-Webster definition of ‘where’ is: “at, in, or to what place,” “at, in, or to what situation, position, direction, circumstances, or respect,” “here, there.”
The conjunction version of the word is defined as: “the place or point at, in, or to which,” “wherever,” and “that.”
The noun can be defined as: “place, location,” or “what place, source, or cause.”
Some synonyms of the word include:
The Merriam-Webster definition of ‘were’ is: “past tense second-person singular, past tense plural, and past subjunctive of BE.”
The Merriam Webster definition of the word ‘wear’ is: “to bear or have on the person,” “to use habitually for clothing, adornment, or assistance,” to carry on the person,” “to hold the rank or dignity or position signified by (an ornament),” “exhibit, present,” “to show or fly (a flag or colors) on a ship,” “to cause to deteriorate by use,” “to impair or diminish by use,” “to impair or diminish by use or attrition: consume or waste gradually,” “to produce gradually by friction or attrition,” “to exhaust or lessen the strength of: weary, fatigue,” “to cause (a ship) to go about with the stern presented to the wind,” “to accept or tolerate without complaint: put up with > usually used in negative constructions,” and “take on.”
As an intransitive verb, it’s defined as: “to endure use: last under use or the passage of time,” “to retain quality or vitality,” “to diminish or decay through use,” “to diminish or fail with the passage of time,” “to grow or become by attrition or use,” “to change to an opposite tack by turning the stern to the wind.”
As a noun, it can be defined as: “the act of wearing: the state of being worn: use,” “a clothing or an article of clothing usually of a particular kind > especially: clothing worn for a special occasion or poplar during a specified period of time,” “fashion, vogue,” “wearing quality: durability under use,” and “the result of wearing or use: diminution or impairment due to use.”
A few synonyms of the word include:
Now that you know what each word means let’s take a look at how to use them all in a sentence.
Let’s take a look at a few examples of how to use ‘where’ in a sentence correctly.
Now let’s see some examples of how to use ‘were’ in a sentence:
Finally, let’s see some examples of how to use ‘wear’ in a sentence.
To recap, we learned the difference between ‘where,’ ‘were,’ and ‘wear,’ as well as how to use them all in a sentence correctly. ‘Where’ refers to a location, ‘were’ is the past tense of ‘be,’ and ‘wear’ refers to putting something on your body in most cases.
If you ever forget the definition of any of these words, don’t be afraid to pop back over and re-read this article.
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