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Is there anyone who can help clarify my doubt? Do we use 'usen't' as a question tag in english?
Thank you for clarifying my doubt. I have one more query- is this question correct? "Usen't you to go to school with him?"
I would say that the sentence is OK, but as I said, it sounds very old fashioned. My grandfather, who is 90 years old, might still use this construction but I don't know anyone younger who would say it.
You used to go to school with him, didn't you?
Didn't you used to go to school with him?
I stand corrected and take back all I said!
I get corrected on this one all the time.
"I didn't use to" SOUNDS exactly like "I didn't used to" as does "Did you use to" sounds like "Did you used to." Since we say "I used to" in the positive it feels logical.
(Back to a prior post with how things sound being easier for me than how they look...)
I need to keep reminding myself it's like "Did you ran" instead of "Did you run" when I want to type "used."
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.