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    #1

    using (used to)

    I would like to ask about used to and when can w use (used to +infinitive) when we use (used to +verb+ing)
    thanks in advanced.

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    #2

    Re: using (used to)

    Here are two examples.

    He's not used to dealing with children. (habit)
    He used to play the piano when he was younger. Old age made him quit, though. (past habit).

    Hope it helps
    Last edited by shannico; 05-Mar-2012 at 15:04.

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    #3

    Re: using (used to)

    Quote Originally Posted by shannico View Post
    He's not used to dealing with children. (habit)
    I wouldn't agree that this was a habit. If you are used to doing something, it is not new to you, but it's not necessarily a habit.

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