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    #1

    would / used to

    Hello,

    I would like to know which is the right sentence:

    In the evenings, she used to watch TV while waiting for us

    In the evenings, she would watch TV while waiting for us


    According to what grammar rule should we choose one or the other, seen that both verbs can be used to express actions in the past?

    My opinion: I would choose both of them indistinctly (in this particular context).

    Thank you for your help.

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    #2

    Re: would / used to

    You are right. In this context, both are possible.

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    #3

    Re: would / used to

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    Hello,

    I would like to know which is the right sentence:

    In the evenings, she used to watch TV while waiting for us

    In the evenings, she would watch TV while waiting for us


    According to what grammar rule should we choose one or the other, seen that both verbs can be used to express actions in the past?

    My opinion: I would choose both of them indistinctly (in this particular context).

    Thank you for your help.
    Yes, in that context both are correct and have the same meaning.

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