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1

In view of, on account of, as in We turned back in consideration of the worsening weather. [First half of 1500s]

2

In return for, as in She received an honorarium in consideration of her key contributions. [c. 1600]

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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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