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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.

Origin of sour

First recorded before 1000; Middle English adjective and noun sure, soure, Old English adjective sūr; cognate with German sauer, Dutch zuur, Old Norse sūrr

OTHER WORDS FROM sour

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How to use sour in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sour (1 of 2)

sour
/ (ˈsaʊə) /

adjective
noun
verb
to make or become sour

Derived forms of sour

sourish, adjectivesourly, adverbsourness, noun

Word Origin for sour

Old English sūr; related to Old Norse sūrr, Lithuanian suras salty, Old Slavonic syrŭ wet, raw, surovu green, raw, Sanskrit surā brandy

British Dictionary definitions for sour (2 of 2)

Sour
/ (sʊə) /

noun
a variant spelling of Sur
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