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Hi Every one,

I have this basic confusion in this two sentences,

where were you ?

where are you?

I freaquently get confuse on these sentences, where to use and stuff like that..

cheers

prasad
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where were you ? means where you were .
for example i went to cinema yesterday. i see my freind today ... he asked me where were you yesterday? i say i went to cinema.

where are you?it means at the moment

for example my mom calls me and asked me where are you now?

hard to expalain for me .. if someone can help i will be gald too:)
Where were you?
This question asks where you used to be, in the past.

Where are you?
This question asks where you are now, in the present.

Today you went to:
10am - School
3pm - Shops

The time is 3pm:
Where were you? - "I was at school"
Where are you? - "I am at the shops"
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your explanation was perfect thank you
Were is a group

Was is single

shouldn't it be ' Where was you ' ??? Rather than where were you??
Anonymousshouldn't it be ' Where was you ' ??? Rather than where were you??
No. The conjugation of "be" is irregular. There is no difference between 2nd person singular and plural.

I was
You were
He, she, it was
We were
They were
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Thanks for you reply but I'm still confused.

was = singular
were = plural

why can't we use ' where was you ' because 'you' is singular??
Anonymouswhy can't we use ' where was you ' because 'you' is singular??
Re-read AlpheccaStars's post just above yours; it is quite clear.
So 1st person singular and 3rd person singular will be the same using 'was' ??
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