[ boh-uhl ]
/ ˈboʊ əl /
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Sir Mackenzie, 1823–1917, Canadian statesman, born in England: prime minister 1894–96.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
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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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Example sentences from the Web for Bowell
Mr. Bowell was unanimously elected to the office, and continued to occupy it until 1878, when he declined reëlection.
Mr. Bowell is English by birth, but has resided in this country ever since his tenth year.