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various and sundry

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Of different kinds, miscellaneous, as in Various and sundry items did not sell, so they'll probably hold another auction. This expression is a redundancy, the two adjectives meaning just about the same thing.

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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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