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    what do we mean by "used to"?

    how and when should we use the pharse "used to"?

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    Re: what do we mean by "used to"?

    "Used to" can have several different meanings.

    It can refer to a previous situation: "I used to live in California, but I moved to Michigan in 1999."

    It can mean getting acclimated or adapted to something: "At first I couldn't tolerate the humidity in Michigan, but now I'm getting used to it."

    In the most literal sense, it describes a procedure: "The fork is used to hold the meat in place while you slice it with your knife."

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