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Grammar Lesson: used to


used to + verb = something that was true or happened in the past on a regularly basis. It does no happen today.

‘John used to smoke, but he quit last year.’

‘My husband used to drive to work, but the price of parking went up. So, now he takes the bus.’

‘There used to be a McDonalds in the park, but it closed a couple of months ago.’

Important!! question form:

‘Where did John use to work? (DID carries the past….so use has no d)’

…He smoked until last year.

‘When did the McDonalds use to be there?’

…Until a couple of months ago.

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