Wear / Were / Where

Wear, were and where are three commonly misspelled or misused words. Let's define each seperately.

Wear is a verb meaning "to have clothing":

  • Why aren't you wearing your new sweater?


Were is the past tense of the verb to be.

  • There were lots of people in the supermarket.
     

Where is a word used to enquire about places:

  • Where are you going?
  • Where did you eat today?