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    Used to

    Would you please help me to identify learner error "non native English students " when using ,USED TO ?
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    Bash

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    Re: Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by BasharSukkar View Post
    Would you please help me to identify learner error "non native English students " when using ,USED TO ?
    Regards
    Bash
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    Re: Used to

    I'm a little unsure as to the question but here are some errors non-natives might make with 'used to'.

    - The learner may put not put the infinitive form after 'used to'. e.g. They might say 'used to went' instead of 'used to go'.
    - They may confuse 'be used to'+gerund with 'used to'+infinitive which of course have completely different meanings. e.g. We say 'I'm used to seeing' or 'I used to see'.
    - In the past simple, the 's' in 'used' has the /z/ sound. In 'used to', it has the /s/ sound. This could get confused or go unnoticed.
    - They may incorrectly pronounce the 'ed' ending. They may say
    /ju:sed/ instead of /ju:st/.
    - They may stress the 'to'. It should usually be unstressed and therefore pronounced with a schwa
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    Last edited by Pangus; 20-Sep-2013 at 17:31.

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    Re: Used to

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