[ swey-dohs, swah‐ ]
/ ˈsweɪ doʊs, ˈswɑ‐ /
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Harvey, 1920–72, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
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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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