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    #1

    I used to have it before.

    I used to have it before.
    I had it before.
    or
    I had it when I was a child.

    When a kid asks you "Do you have this toy?", you tell him you had this toy when you are a child.
    Can we use the sentences above?

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    #2

    Re: I used to have it before.

    Quote Originally Posted by mampwamp View Post
    I used to have it before.
    I would omit "before" so as to avoid tautology, because "used to" carries the meaning of "in the past".

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    #3

    Re: I used to have it before.

    Or keep it, but use it to add information; 'I used to have it, before the <noun-notable-for-having-happened-in-the-past>'.

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