What is the difference between:

You were like animal when you play football.

You was like animal when you play football.

  • Hi Rathish, I'm glad that you don't ignore the guidance :D. The short answer is, second person(you) is not affected by number. It always take a plural verb or copular(are/were).
    – user178049
    Mar 13 '17 at 13:51
  • By the way, animal is a countable noun, so it should be "like an animal".
    – stangdon
    Mar 13 '17 at 15:50
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    They are both wrong! They both have an incorrect tense shift and need a determiner: "You were like an animal when you played football" or "You are like an animal when you play football". Additionally, the second has 3rd person "was", but it should be 2nd person past "were", or present "are".
    – BillJ
    Mar 13 '17 at 16:00

You has the following forms of the verb "to be", either "are"(present simple) or "were"(past simple). Since the time "when you play football" doesn't refer to the past, you need the verb in the present simple. Besides, "animal" is a countable noun and requires an article.

You are like an animal when you play football.


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