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    Question Would you use 'use to' in a question?

    Hi
    Was just wondering who would use 'use to' in a question.

    The question is:
    Q: Why did Ghandi use to fast?
    A: Gandhi used to fast to purify himself.

    The question sounds a little odd to me but not sure why. I think it should be:

    Q Why did Ghandi fast?

    the answer could then begin with...

    Ghandi used to...
    Ghandi would ....

    Is there any grammatical significance to the two different questions etc?

    smiles
    riceball

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    Re: Would you use 'use to' in a question?

    The question is correct, but it may sound a little odd- many native speakers will actually say 'did he used to'- it's not that common as a question, but yours is fine. The second question could work, but it could also apply to a single occasion.

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