QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
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Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Words nearby IDE
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Other definitions for IDE (2 of 2)
a suffix used in the names of chemical compounds: bromide.
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How to use IDE in a sentence
D'ailleurs j'ai quelque ide moi-mme de faire une course Paris ce printems prochain.
If you will 'ave to do with Prime Ministers you can't 'ide yourself under a bushel.
It is of those who have acceded with Renan "La btise humaine est la seule chose qui donne une ide de l'infini."
We have the sign IGÛ in the colophon where it occurs with ÂU, “water”, a-ide meaning “water of the eye”.
British Dictionary definitions for IDE (1 of 2)
another name for the silver orfeSee orfe
Word Origin for ide
C19: from New Latin idus, from Swedish id
British Dictionary definitions for IDE (2 of 2)
suffix forming nouns
(added to the combining form of the nonmetallic or electronegative elements) indicating a binary compoundsodium chloride
indicating an organic compound derived from anotheracetanilide
indicating one of a class of compounds or elementspeptide; lanthanide
Word Origin for -ide
from German -id, from French oxide oxide, based on the suffix of acide acid
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Medical definitions for IDE
Group of related chemical compounds:monosaccharide.
Binary compound:sodium chloride.
Chemical element with properties similar to another:lanthanide.
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Scientific definitions for IDE
A suffix used to form the names of various chemical compounds, especially the second part of the name of a compound that has two members (such as sodium chloride) or the name of a general type of compound (such as polysaccharide).
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