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    #1

    used to / would/ simple past

    Hi,

    Let's assume that one of my friends named Jessica was died last year.

    -She was so hardworking. She used to/would work hard for hours.

    Or

    -She was so lazy. She didn't use to like working.

    My question is can we use 'used to / would' for the people who are dead now, or must we use simple past instead of that?

    Thank you...

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    Re: used to / would/ simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hi,

    Let's assume that one of my friends named Jessica was died last year.

    -She was so hardworking. She used to/would work hard for hours. Either one for past habit or routine.

    Or

    -She was so lazy. She didn't use to like working. OK.

    My question is can we use 'used to / would' for the people who are dead now, or must we use simple past instead of that?

    Thank you...
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    #3

    Re: used to / would/ simple past

    Let's assume that one of my friends named Jessica was died last year.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: used to / would/ simple past

    'She never liked working.' will do just fine aswell IMO.

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    #5

    Re: used to / would/ simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by alexdanny View Post
    'She never liked working.' will do just fine aswell IMO.
    ...or "never liked to work."


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    Re: used to / would/ simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post


    My question is can we use 'used to / would' for the people who are dead now, or must we use simple past instead of that?

    Thank you...
    Yes, you can use "used to / would" for dead people, the same way as you use it for living people.

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