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noun Grammar.
a verb, as run, think, or soothe, that expresses something that a person, animal, object, or process in nature can do, as in Close the door! or The storm is flooding many houses along the coast, rather than expressing a state of being.Compare copula (def. 2), stative.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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