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Were — US. [wɜːr], UK. [wɜː(r)]

Main meanings:

  1. The past tense of the verb “to be,” used for the first and third person plural (you, we, they).
  2. Used to indicate existence or identity in the past.
  3. Indicating a past state, condition, or action.


10 simple sentences:

  • They were happy yesterday.
  • We were at the park.
  • The cookies were delicious.
  • The students were in class.
  • Yesterday, we were busy.
  • The keys were on the table.
  • We were in the car.
  • The books were on the shelf.
  • They were my friends.
  • Were you there last night?


The sentences from movies:

You were busy. – How to Blow Up a Pipeline (2022)

I didn’t know you were a singer. – The Karate Kid (1984)

You were doing your homework. – Spider-Man 2 (2004)

What you were looking for? – Ford v Ferrari (2019)

They were hasty words. – Beowulf (2007)

They said you were hung! – Blazing Saddles (1974)

Where were you? – The Lobster (2015)

You were my new dream. – Tangled (2010)

Who were your sources? – Asteroid City (2023)

Would it make a difference if you were?Rocky (1976)

Almost as if I were Annie? – The Parent Trap (1998)

There never were.The Butterfly Effect (2004)

Uh, I don’t think those were Lincoln Logs. – Toy Story 3 (2010)

There were mountains of it, buddy. – Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

They were strawberries. – The Sound of Music (1965)

There were five. – All the President’s Men (1976)

Unless the master were the man. – Twelfth Night (1996)

What were you doing? – Marley and Me (2008)

If only there were something we could do. – The Little Mermaid (1989)

I mean, as far as men were concerned? – Dr. Strangelove (1964)

You were Benny Goodman in the worst way. – The Majestic (2001)

Were you expecting someone? – The Mauritanian (2021)

Or were you just born stupid? – The Help (2011)

When were you here? – In Bruges (2008)

You were barely a year old. – Lucy (2014)

They would know we were in the system. – FastFive (2011)

You were expecting Prince Charming? – Shrek (2001)

You were in the papers again, son. – A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Were you dreaming? – Paranormal Activity (2007)

You were playing it too. – The Evil Dead (1981)

They were here to torture us. – Knock at the Cabin (2023)

I thought you were dead. – Rio (2011)

We were both crying when I did it. – Mystic River (2003)

Now, where were we? – Django Unchained (2012)

You were Hercule Poirot. – A Haunting In Venice (2023)

What were they doing?! – Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

So you were like a spy, right? – Taken (2008)

You were captured near Fort Craig? – Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

I had a dream we were rich. – BlackBerry (2023)

I didn’t know you were here. – Dead Poets Society (1989)

They were not kidnappers, they were artists. – 12 Years a Slave (2013)

You were a big help. – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Once there were two princesses. – The Kings Speech (2010)

You were quite petite. – Napoleon (2023)

Now, where were you? – American Psycho (2000)

I heard you were gorgeous. – Love Actually (2003)

We were that close to going out forever. – The Terminator (1984)

You were given gifts. – Clash Of The Titans (2010)

We were looking for mushrooms. – The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

We were lost until you found us. – Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (2022)

But you were rendered invisible. – Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)