#### Mathematical English Usage - a Dictionary

##### by Jerzy Trzeciak

## were

Suppose the lemma were false. Then we could find......

Suppose x were not in B. Then there would be......

If it were true that......, the same argument would apply to f
and would show......

However, if B were omitted in (1), the case n=0 would imply Nf=1, an undesirable restriction.

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