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    simple past

    I read his books when I was young.

    Can't this sentence have two meanings:
    a. I used to read his books when I was young. (I haven't necessarily read them all, but I was in the habit of reading them.)

    b. I read all of them when I was young. (I am talking about the act of reading all of his books, not about a habit).

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    Re: simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by azz
    I read his books when I was young.

    Can't this sentence have two meanings:
    a. I used to read his books when I was young. (I haven't necessarily read them all, but I was in the habit of reading them.)

    b. I read all of them when I was young. (I am talking about the act of reading all of his books, not about a habit).
    Could be either meaning.

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