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    adverbs of frequency with "used to"

    Dear native speakers,

    Is it possible to use adverbs of frequency in the sentences that include "used to"? Consider the following sentences:

    1) My mother (often, play) ............................ the piano for us before diner. OR:

    2) When I was a student, I (usually, go) ....................... to bet at 11 p.m.

    Is it possible to use these adverbs with "used to" at all?

    Thanks.

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    Re: adverbs of frequency with "used to"

    Yes

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    Re: adverbs of frequency with "used to"

    Thanks. But would you please tell me how they are used? I mean are they used before "used to" or after it?
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    Re: adverbs of frequency with "used to"

    This is where I would put them:

    1) My mother often used to play the piano for us before dinner.

    2) When I was a student, I often used to go to bed at 11 p.m.

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    Re: adverbs of frequency with "used to"

    Thanks a million 5jj

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