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    #1

    used to and would

    Hi,

    I would like to ask about used to and would.

    Normally, we cannot use stative verbs with would.But,

    I think you made a mistake. (Stative)
    think = believe

    I am thinking about my mum now. (Action )
    think = mental process

    My question that :Can we use the verbs which are stative and action with would?
    For example,

    a. When I was a child, I would think about being a good theacher.

    b. Every Summer I came to our house, we would always have a walk together.

    Are they correct?
    Thank you...

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    #2

    Re: used to and would

    Quote Originally Posted by aliii View Post
    a. When I was a child, I would think about being a good theacher.
    That's possible, although it is not usual for children to think about being a good teacher. Did you mean 'becoming'?

    b. Every Summer I came to our house, and we would always have a walk together.
    If you replace 'I' with the name of somebody else, that is now possible, although I prefer 'go for/take a walk'.
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    #3

    Re: used to and would

    Yes, becoming.
    Thanks for answering.

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