Common mistake is was

Common Mistake: Using "is" instead of "was"

One common mistake that people often make when speaking or writing is the incorrect use of the word "is" instead of "was".

This mistake occurs when referring to a past event or situation but using the present tense verb "is" instead of the past tense verb "was".

Here are some examples:

  • Incorrect: I is very tired yesterday after work.
  • Correct: I was very tired yesterday after work.

In the incorrect example, the word "is" is used, which is the present tense of the verb "to be". However, since the sentence is describing a past event ("yesterday"), the correct word to use is "was".

It is important to use the correct verb tense to ensure clear and accurate communication. Using "is" instead of "was" can cause confusion for the listener or reader, as it may imply that the event or situation is happening in the present rather than the past.

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is was mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    He is was a good boy.

    He is|was|it was a good boy.

  • Incorrect:
    Is was a very simple install except.

    Is|Was|It was a very simple install except.

  • Correct:
    Whatever it is was not relevant anymore.
  • Correct:
    IS was defeated by Obama or Trump.
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