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2. USED TO
Form: [used to + VERB]
I used to go to the beach every day
It is better not to use "used to" in questions or
negative forms; however, this is sometimes
done in informal spoken English. It is better to
ask questions and create negative sentences
using Simple Past.
3. USE 1: Habit in the Past
"Used to" expresses the idea that something was an old
habit that stopped in the past. It indicates that
something was often repeated in the past, but it is not
usually done now.
Jerry used to study English.
Sam and Mary used to go to Mexico in the summer.
I used to start work at 9 o'clock.
Christine used to eat meat, but now she is a
4. USE 2 Past Facts and Generalizations
"Used to" can also be used to talk about past facts or
generalizations which are no longer true.
I used to live in Paris.
Sarah used to be fat, but now she is thin.
George used to be the best student in class, but now
Lena is the best.
Oranges used to cost very little in Florida, but now they
are quite expensive.
5. Do not confuse I am used to doing
and I used to do:
I am used to (doing) something = it
isn’t strange or new for me:
I am used to the weather in this
I am used to driving on the left
because I’ve lived in Japan.
6. I used to do something = I did something
regularly in the past but no longer do it. You
can use this structure only for the past, not
for the present. The structure is I used to
do (not I am used to do):
I used to drive to work every day, but
these days I usually ride my bike.
We used to live in a small town, but
now we live in Los Angeles.
8. NEGATIVE FORM
Subjet + Auxiliaria simple past + use to +
When I was a child, I didn’t use to play soccer
When I was in the high school, I didn’t use to
Did + use to + verb ?
What did you use to do?
Did you use to smoke a lot?
Yes, I did.
No, I didn’t.
• The questions from is not often used.
We ask a question in the Past Simple,
and reply using used to.
Where did you go on holiday when
you were young?
We used to go camping in France.
1.- Complete the sentences with used to…
a)He _______ to ______ to the cinema.
b)Silvana__________ to ________ pizza.
c)They _________ to ________in Cuenca.
d)You _________ to________ good at
e)I _________ to _______ long hair.
2.-Transforms the following sentences negative
a)I used to be the best student in the class.
b)We used to play basketball with our friends.
c)She used to sing pop music.
3.-Answer the questions
a) What did you used to like when you were a
b) Where did you used to go when you were in
She _______ to _______ for the school.
Now she _______ on the phone.
He ________ to ________ in a camp.
Now he ________ in a office.
15. When she was younger, she ______ to ______ a
Now she ______ has a white hair.
When Jose was child , he ________ to
Now Jose _______ every day