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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 11 months ago

Wasn't or weren't?

If people weren't spending their time on social media.

If people wasn't spending their time on social media.

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  • 11 months ago
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    "Weren't" is the correct term.

    Your sentence is an example of a subjunctive mood, which means that you are referring to a wish, emotion, hypothetical situations, etc.

    Source(s): Refer to any book or article on "subjunctive" mood in English grammar.
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  • 11 months ago

    If people weren’t spending their time on social media is correct.

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  • RP
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Weren't is correct.

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  • JASON
    Lv 5
    11 months ago

    Weren't, past tense.

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  • TH
    Lv 5
    11 months ago

    Weren’t because people are plural.

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Weren't. People is plural.

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Weren’t They were not.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    the proper conditional is "weren't"

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    People WEREN'T.

    'People' conveys many individuals.

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