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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.

Idioms about follow

    follow suit. suit (def. 21).

Origin of follow

First recorded before 900; Middle English fol(o)wen, Old English folgian; cognate with Old Saxon folgōn, Old High German folgēn, folgōn (German folgen )

synonym study for follow

20. Follow, ensue, result, succeed imply coming after something else, in a natural sequence. Follow is the general word: We must wait to see what follows. A detailed account follows. Ensue implies a logical sequence, what might be expected normally to come after a given act, cause, etc.: When the power lines were cut, a paralysis of transportation ensued. Result emphasizes the connection between a cause or event and its effect, consequence, or outcome: The accident resulted in injuries to those involved. Succeed implies coming after in time, particularly coming into a title, office, etc.: Formerly the oldest son succeeded to his father's title.

OTHER WORDS FROM follow

fol·low·a·ble, adjectiveun·fol·low·a·ble, adjectiveun·fol·lowed, adjectivewell-followed, adjective
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How to use follow in a sentence

  • Undoubtedly Master Christopherus dreamed true to a certain point, but after that was not so followable!

    1492|Mary Johnston
  • Their movements are followable, even if we cannot always understand them; daily bulletins are printed in the public Press.

British Dictionary definitions for follow

follow
/ (ˈfɒləʊ) /

verb
noun
billiards snooker
  1. a forward spin imparted to a cue ball causing it to roll after the object ball
  2. a shot made in this way

Derived forms of follow

followable, adjective

Word Origin for follow

Old English folgian; related to Old Frisian folgia, Old Saxon folgōn, Old High German folgēn
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Other Idioms and Phrases with follow

follow

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