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I N T E R M E D I O 2
“USED TO” EXPRESSIONS
Used to
 For habits in the past that are not true now.
Ex.: I used to go out every day when I was younger.
 Negative: “d...
Would
 For habitual actions in the past
Ex.: She would go out and drink with her friends
at the weekend.
Other expressions with used to
 Be used to + V-ing:
Something you are accustomed to doing, you are
comfortable doing now:...
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Expressions with "Used to"

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Common expressions with used to, used of would for habits in the past.

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Expressions with "Used to"

  1. 1. I N T E R M E D I O 2 “USED TO” EXPRESSIONS
  2. 2. Used to  For habits in the past that are not true now. Ex.: I used to go out every day when I was younger.  Negative: “didn’t use to” Ex.: I didn’t use to study very much at school.  Questions: “did you use to…?” Ex.: Did you use to smoke before?  IMPORTANT: For habits in the present, use a frequency adverb like usually, “used to” is only for the past: Ex.: I usually do the English homework
  3. 3. Would  For habitual actions in the past Ex.: She would go out and drink with her friends at the weekend.
  4. 4. Other expressions with used to  Be used to + V-ing: Something you are accustomed to doing, you are comfortable doing now: Ex.: I’m used to working at night now.  Get used to + V-ing: It’s the process of becoming accustomed to something, you are not comfortable doing that yet: Ex.: I’m still getting used to working at night.

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