[ hen-tawf, ‐tof ]
/ ˈhɛn tɔf, ‐tɒf /
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Nat(han Irving), 1925–2017, U.S. writer and critic.
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 Hentoff
Nat Hentoff explains why we're still playing catch up with this musical genius.
Pick up records from that time and chances are Hentoff wrote the liner notes.
Take for instance this chapter on John Coltrane from Hentoff's wonderful book, Jazz Is.