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wherein

[ hwair-in, wair- ]
/ ʰwɛərˈɪn, wɛər- /
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conjunction

in what or in which.

adverb

in what way or respect?

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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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Origin of wherein

First recorded in 1200–50, wherein is from the Middle English word wherin.See where, in
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British Dictionary definitions for wherein

wherein
/ (wɛərˈɪn) archaic, or formal /

adverb

in what place or respect?

pronoun

in which place, thing, etc
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