[ ben-it ]
/ ˈbɛn ɪt /
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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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British Dictionary definitions for Bennett

/ (ˈbɛnɪt) /


Alan . born 1934, British actor and playwright. His plays include Forty Years On (1968), The Old Country (1977), The Madness of George III (1991), The History Boys (2004), and the monologues for television Talking Heads (1987, 1998)
(Enoch) Arnold . 1867–1931, British novelist, noted for The Old Wives' Tale (1908), Clayhanger (1910), and other works set in the Staffordshire Potteries
James Gordon . 1837–1931, US newspaper editor, born in Scotland. He founded (1835) the New York Herald and introduced techniques of modern news reporting
Jill . 1931–90, British actress
Richard Bedford, 1st Viscount. 1870–1947, Canadian Conservative statesman; prime minister (1930–35)
Sir Richard Rodney. born 1936, British composer, noted for film music and his operas The Mines of Sulphur (1965) and Victory (1970)
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