May Gibbs was
With a singular subject such as May Gibbs, we use was. Follow the link for more about when to use was and were.
May Gibbs was born in England in 1877.
May Gibbs was born in England in 1877.
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came
Came is the past tense of the irregular verb come. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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parents were
With a plural subject such as parents, we use were. Follow the link for more about when to use was and were.
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good many
a lot; very many
Example: There are a good many expressions in our Common Expressions Library.
went back
To go back is to return.
Example: I want to go back home.
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had
Here had is the past tense of the irregular verb have. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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built
Here built is the past tense of the irregular verb build. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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Nutcote
Nutcote
Nutcote
brought up with
grew up with; raised with
Example: I was brought up with TV.
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was (sic)
When you see (sic) it means that something has been copied exactly even though it is a mistake. The mistake here is that he should have said were because comic strips is a plural subject.
sold
Here sold is the past tense of the irregular verb sell. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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made
Here made is the past tense of the irregular verb make. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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1948 version
1948 version of
1948 version of "Snugglepot and Cuddlepie"
one of May's most famous drawings
drawing from
drawing from "Snugglepot and Cuddlepie"
gave birth to
To give birth to something here means to inspire it.
spent
Here spent is the past tense of the irregular verb spend. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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as such
Here , as such means literally or in the usual sense of the word.
Example: There is no hotel as such in the town, but you can find accomodation at the caravan park.