Saturday, January 11, 2014
EFS 1 - Grammar- USED TO
Used to + Infinitive (basic form of the verb) means that something happened regularly or went on for a long time in the past , but no longer happens.
I used to smoke- means that in the past I regularly smoked but now I no longer smoke
The negative form of used to is didn't used to
I didn't used to smoke- but now I do...
USED TO AND WOULD
- We can use used to and would to talk about repeated actions and events from the past. However we cannot use would to talk about repeated states.
My mother would/used to walk the dog every morning.
My mother used to be a teacher. NOT My mother would be a teacher..
answers to page 47 course book