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    My intention is to use "supposed to" ,"have to","end up" in usual past event.
    Are the following sentences correct?

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    1.There was no public transportation those time. We would have to travel miles by walk.

    2.I used to stay in a small house. I was supposed to pay the rent in the 1st day of every month.
    3.I could stay out until 7'o clock as a child.
    4. In the beginning I used to /would end up hitting the ball out always.

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    Re: REGULAR PAST EVENT

    When is your homework assignment due?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: REGULAR PAST EVENT

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    When is your homework assignment due?
    This is not homework assignment. I do my own research for better use of sentences.
    Take your own time. No time limit.

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    Re: REGULAR PAST EVENT

    Quote Originally Posted by debasis1983 View Post
    My intention is to use "supposed to" ,"have to","end up" in for usual habitual actions in the past. event.
    Are the following sentences correct?

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    1. There was no public transportation those time in those days. We would have to travel miles by walk on foot.
    Whilst "We would have to travel ..." is OK, it's simpler to just say "We had to travel ..."

    2. I used to stay live in a small house. I was supposed to pay the rent on the 1st day of every month.

    3. I could stay out until 7'o clock as a child. I prefer "I was allowed to stay out ..." or "I used to stay out until ..."

    4. In the beginning I used to /would end up hitting the ball out always. I don't know what your sentence means. Can you try to write it again in a different way.
    See above.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 21-Oct-2013 at 17:56.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    4. In the beginning I used to /would end up hitting the ball out always. I don't know what your sentence means. Can you try to write it again in a different way.
    Thanks a lot .

    I don't know if my sentence is correct but let me make it more specific.

    "While playing Table Tennis I would end up hitting the ball out always in the beginning."

    What I mean is "even if tried to place it on the table the ball went out".

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    Quote Originally Posted by debasis1983 View Post
    Thanks a lot .

    I don't know if my sentence is correct but let me make it more specific.

    "While playing Table Tennis I would end up hitting the ball out always in the beginning."

    What I mean is "even if tried to place it on the table the ball went out".
    "When I first started playing Table Tennis I would always end up hitting the ball off the table"

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    There's no need to capitalise 'table tennis'.

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