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    She __used(would) to like____

    Does oly "used to" work here? I learned that "used to" is for both habitual actions or state in the past, while "would" only for actions. "like" seems either a "state" or "action", so it's hard to categorize.

    9-1-8)She __used(would) to like____ looking out the window when it rained.

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    Re: She __used(would) to like____

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does oly "used to" work here? I learned that "used to" is for both habitual actions or state in the past, while "would" only for actions. "like" seems either a "state" or "action", so it's hard to categorize.

    9-1-8)She __used(would) to like____ looking out the window when it rained.
    She used to like looking out the window...
    She would like looking out the window...

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    Re: She __used(would) to like____

    Is "used to" as a state used only for a continuous state? Like "There used to be a big tree by the house". Does it mean there's no breaking time in-between?

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    Re: She __used(would) to like____

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Is "used to" as a state used only for a continuous state? Like "There used to be a big tree by the house". Does it mean there's no breaking time in-between?
    I'm not sure I understand the question.

    He used to go to the theater often. That does not mean every day or continuously.

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    If she used to like to, the implication is that she no longer does. If she would like to, the chance exists that she still does, but there is also a chance that she is no longer with is.

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