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Black English

or black Eng·lish

[ blak-ing-glish, or, often, -lish ]
/ ˈblæk ˈɪŋ glɪʃ, or, often, -lɪʃ /
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noun

any of a variety of dialects of English or English-based pidgins and creoles associated with and used by some Black people.

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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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Origin of Black English

First recorded in 1730–35

historical usage of Black English

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