[ tey-ler ]
/ ˈteɪ lər /
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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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/ (ˈteɪlə) /


A (lan) J (ohn) P (ercivale). 1906–90, British historian whose many works include The Origins of the Second World War (1961)
Brook. 1685–1731, English mathematician, who laid the foundations of differential calculus
Dame Elizabeth. 1932–2011, US film actress, born in England: films include National Velvet (1944), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Suddenly Last Summer (1959), and Butterfield 8 (1960) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), for both of which she won Oscars
Frederick Winslow. 1856–1915, US engineer, who pioneered the use of time and motion studies to increase efficiency in industry
Jeremy. 1613–67, English cleric, best known for his devotional manuals Holy Living (1650) and Holy Dying (1651)
Zachary. 1784–1850, 12th president of the US (1849–50); hero of the Mexican War
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