Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Isabella who loved to play a game called “Crossword Quest”. She would spend hours trying to solve the clues and fill in the boxes with the correct words.
One day, while working on a particularly tricky puzzle, Isabella came across a clue that stumped her. The clue read, “Is, before“. She thought long and hard about the answer but couldn’t figure it out. She tried putting in “am” or “are” but they didn’t fit.
As she sat there scratching her head, Isabella suddenly had an idea. She remembered her grandfather telling her a story about how things used to be different in the past. He would always say, “Back in my day, things were different. It was a simpler time.”
That’s when it hit her. The answer to the clue was “was“! “Is, before” referred to a time in the past when something “was“. Isabella was ecstatic that she had finally solved the clue and filled in the box with “was“.
From then on, Isabella made sure to listen closely to her grandparents’ stories, as they often held valuable knowledge that could help her in her crossword adventures.