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Explaining "used to".
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:26 pm Reply with quote
Bridget
 
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Which would you say is the more precise explanation of the usage of used to?

1. With used to, the situation was true in the past, but is not true at the moment of speaking.

2. Examples of used to refer to two times, i.e. that during which the statement was true and a subsequent time during which it was not.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 12:29 am Reply with quote
Bloomer
 
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Oh, this post could have been made into one of those cool polls. People don't often like writing thoughtful answers online, but they do like clicking on their favorite choice in a multiple-choice questionnaire.

I vote for #1. It's cleaner, more straightforward. It's also true.
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