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When he was a teacher in New England, Wbester wrote the Dictionary of the American Language.

Would the sentence still be correct if "was" is crossed out?
If it is still correct, what do you think is the subtle difference between the two?

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    If you remove 'was' from the sentence, the first clause no longer has a verb, making it an incomplete thought. If you remove 'was', you would have to change the first clause to include a new verb.
    Example:
    "While teaching in New England, Webster wrote the America Dictionary of the English Language."
    Hope that helps.

    The sentence will be 100% wrong if you delete 'was."

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