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Thread: used to - would


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    used to - would

    I have heard it is possible to use "would" instead of "used to" - for example in this sentence: I used to go there (when I was small) = I would go there.

    Is it true? When do you use would? Do you use it also for expressing the past (about something that happens again and again)?

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    Re: used to - would

    It's possible, but only for actions, not states:
    When I was young, my parents would take me swimming every week.
    When I was young I would live in the Midlands.

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