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noun
a spelling intended to match a certain pronunciation more closely than the traditional spelling does, as gonna for going to, kinda for kind of (meaning “rather”), git for get, or lite for light.
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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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