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    #1

    "should not be used to justify"

    ", but that should not be used to justify "

    I don't know why the underlined part goes against the applied rule- be + used to + [verb + ing], please?

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    #2

    Re: "should not be used to justify"

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    "…, but that should not be used to justify …"

    I don't know why the underlined part goes against the applied rule- be + used to + [verb + ing], please?
    Because it doesn't have the meaning that you're attempting to apply the rule to. It's not like, "I am used to swimming, working, justifying ..."
    "That should not be used to justify killing" means "You should not use that to justify killing".
    It's an ordinary use of the verb 'to use' rather than version of "used to".

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