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    used to

    Does "used to" have any equivalent for present tense?
    For example, If I want to say I play tennis as a habit, can I say "I use to play tennis."?
    Last edited by tulipflower; 03-May-2015 at 06:56.

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    Re: used to

    If I understand you correctly, you're looking for "I'm used to playing".

    not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: used to

    Quote Originally Posted by tulipflower View Post
    For example, If I want to say I play tennis as a habit, can I say "I use to play tennis."?
    No. There are a lot of things you can say, but they don't have "use..." in them.
    "I often play tennis"
    "Playing tennis is my hobby."
    "I've been playing tennis twice a week for three years."

    The attempts in the above posts to use a word with the base "use..." in them are misguided, I believe, and their conclusions are wrong. Sure you can come up with present tense usages of sentences with the base "use ..." - "I use my time to play tennis; I am used to playing tennis; I get a lot of use out of the tennis court.; I use my tennis racket a lot." But this is just a game. "Used to" is not a present tense structure, and it doesn't have a correlate in the present tense.

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