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"were" in British English

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wereverb

uk   strong /wɜːr/ weak /r/ us   /wɝː/ //
past simple of be

we're

uk   /wɪər/ us   /wɪr/
short form of we are: We're here, Diane.

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"were" in American English

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were

us   /wɜr, wər/
past simple of be

we’re

us   /wɪər/
contraction of we are: We’re ready now.
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