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    USED TO VS. PAST SIMPLE

    hello,
    Could you please help me with the question below:
    "He moved to Paris from New York. He doesn't live in New York any more"
    Which following way is used to rewrite the sentences without changing the meaning?
    1. He used to live in New York.
    2. He used to move to Paris.
    I myself know that (1) is correct. But is (2) possible? Can I have your explanation?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: USED TO VS. PAST SIMPLE

    No, it isn't because he only moved once- it was not a past state or a past habit.

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    #3

    Re: USED TO VS. PAST SIMPLE

    Thank you!

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    Re: USED TO VS. PAST SIMPLE

    calui: Please do not post the same question simultaneously on multiple forums. That just wastes our time. Wait to get an answer on one forum, and if you're not satisfied with that, you can try another forum.

    https://www.englishforums.com/Englis...jjlvx/post.htm

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    Re: USED TO VS. PAST SIMPLE

    Quote Originally Posted by calui View Post
    Thank you!
    calui, there is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you". It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful. It saves everybody's time.

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