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a.When I was a child, we had pasta for dinner.
b.When I was a child, we used to have pasta for dinner.
Do these imply that we had pasta for dinner every night (or almost every night)?
Last edited by azz; 26-Oct-2015 at 14:53.
"Invading armies have no rights." Noam Chomsky
As always, CONTEXT can change that.
You have pasta only at lunch time? Oh. Interesting. When I was a child, we had pasta for dinner.
What to you mean, we never ate pasta when we were growing up, Joey? I assure you, when we were children, we had pasta for dinner.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
Thank you both so much!
I was trying to come up with a context which would change the meaning, but I just couldn't manage!