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    Would for past?

    I found in a grammar book that i can use these structures talking about a past habbit.
    When I was a student, I studied for ten hours every Saturday.
    When I was a student, I used to study for ten hours every Saturday.
    When I was a student, I would study for ten hours every Saturday.

    The third option sounds wird to me...but english is not my first language...
    Any idea?

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    Re: Would for past?

    Quote Originally Posted by cherry maltezidou View Post
    I found in a grammar book that i can use these structures talking about a past habbit.
    When I was a student, I studied for ten hours every Saturday.
    When I was a student, I used to study for ten hours every Saturday.
    When I was a student, I would study for ten hours every Saturday.

    The third option sounds wird to me...but english is not my first language...
    Any idea?
    'Would' is perfectly acceptable for past habitual actions.

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    Re: Would for past?

    And doesn't sound weird to me.

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