Difference between: Where, Wear and Were

Difference between: Where, Wear and Were

The words where and wear sound similar but the third word were neither sounds similar nor does it have the same spelling. Let’s have a look at how these words are used in a sentence.

Where: The word where is used while asking questions related to a location.

  • Where are you?
  • Where have you been?

Wear: The word wear is used to refer to a piece of clothing that a person has to put on.


  • You should wear yellow more often, it suits you.
  • What are you going to wear to the party?

Were The word ‘were’ is the past tense of ‘to be’. But it is not used in all past tense scenarios. Were is used with second person singular and plural (you/ you all) and third person plural (we and they).


  • Were you at the party yesterday?
  • We were discussing the new assignment.
  • They were at the station.

‘Were’ is also used with ‘I’ in certain cases when we talk about something hypothetically.


  • If I were in your place, I would not do it.
  • If I were a singer, I would entertain more.
  • I wish I were rich.

‘Were’ is followed by ‘If’ and ‘wish’, because they indicate hypothetical situations.

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