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    I need help about meaning...

    Hello every body
    What does this sentence mean ? "She used to tell my parents"
    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: I need help about meaning...

    Your sentence is complete except for a full stop/period at the end, but without context, it has little meaning. What did she used to tell your parents?

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    Re: I need help about meaning...

    not a teacher

    During a period in the past, she regularly told my parents something.

    When I was a child my teacher used to tell my parents every time I misbehaved.

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    #4

    Re: I need help about meaning...

    Not a teacher.

    "used to" must be used in the past. It meant you did something in the past.
    (If wrong,hope someone will correct me)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Oct-2014 at 11:49. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'. Please remember to do this, Polyester.

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    #5

    Re: I need help about meaning...

    You are correct. It refers to a past habitual action.

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    #6

    Re: I need help about meaning...

    Welcome to the forum, Fanoos.

    Please note that a better title would have been She used to tell my parents.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    #7

    Re: I need help about meaning...



    Mike, why did you construct your question that way, please?

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    #8

    Re: I need help about meaning...

    OD, I don't understand your question.

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    #9

    Re: I need help about meaning...

    this sentence is in my book .
    "I was awful ! I wasn't interested in studying. All i wanted to do was go out with friends , and Wendy used to tell my parents.

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    #10

    Re: I need help about meaning...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fanoos62 View Post
    This sentence is These sentences are in my book.

    "I was awful! I wasn't interested in studying. All I wanted to do was go out with friends (there should not be a comma here) and Wendy used to tell my parents."
    I assume the writer meant that Wendy used to tell the writer's parents every time he/she went out with friends instead of studying. It's not clear what she used to tell them though.

    Please note my corrections in red. We don't put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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