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    Need help in Use to

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We can say like, I used to visit my uncle's house daily in 1995.
    When I was in Muscat, I used to go to Church or
    somewhere.
    Am I right?
    When can we use use to?
    How?
    Can I have some sentences? Please

    thanks,
    winston


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    Quote Originally Posted by winston View Post
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We can say like, I used to visit my uncle's house daily in 1995.
    When I was in Muscat, I used to go to Church or
    somewhere.
    Am I right?
    When can we use use to?
    How?
    Can I have some sentences? Please

    thanks,
    winston
    used to - shows a regular activity in the past which is discontinued now; something that happened regularly in the past

    the sentences you have given are correct. It means that you went to your uncle's house daily in 1995, but you don't visit them daily now, or don't visit them at all.

    1. When I was in High School, I used to bunk classes and go and watch movies.
    2. My mother used to give me butter with rice. Here time is not specified, but it implies that it was a past activity. Mother does not give butter these days (probably you are a fatty now )
    3. The Summer used to be less hot in those days.

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    Re: Need help in Use to

    Quote Originally Posted by sandhya.sha View Post
    used to - shows a regular activity in the past which is discontinued now; something that happened regularly in the past

    the sentences you have given are correct. It means that you went to your uncle's house daily in 1995, but you don't visit them daily now, or don't visit them at all.

    1. When I was in High School, I used to bunk classes and go and watch movies.
    2. My mother used to give me butter with rice. Here time is not specified, but it implies that it was a past activity. Mother does not give butter these days (probably you are a fatty now )
    3. The Summer used to be less hot in those days.
    Ok,then what about use to?
    Answer my questions?

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    Re: Need help in Use to

    Quote Originally Posted by winston View Post
    Dear Sir/Madam,
    We can say like, I used to visit my uncle's house daily in 1995.
    When I was in Muscat, I used to go to Church or
    somewhere.
    Am I right?
    winston
    Hello Winston..yes you are right because we use used to when we want to indicate a past condition or habitual practice which we don't have now. Your sentences are true according to the information

    when we want to express used to in negative statements and in questions, here is some example for use to :

    * Did you use to visit your uncle's house daily in 1995 ?
    * I did not use to go to the theatre before i moved to this city.

    Hope i could help

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    Re: Need help in Use to

    * Did you use to visit your uncle's house daily in 1995 ?
    * I did not use to go to the theatre before i moved to this city.

    Couldn't you use "Used to" as well in those sentences? I see both uses in many writings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy_blue View Post
    Hello Winston..yes you are right because we use used to when we want to indicate a past condition or habitual practice which we don't have now. Your sentences are true according to the information

    when we want to express used to in negative statements and in questions, here is some example for use to :

    * Did you use to visit your uncle's house daily in 1995 ?
    * I did not use to go to the theatre before i moved to this city.

    Hope i could help
    Dear Crazy,
    I understood everything.But what i am trying to ask is"Is there any sentence starting with I use to......................?"
    please forget about used to now.
    Sorry,my intention is not to confuse you.ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyJelleo View Post
    * Did you use to visit your uncle's house daily in 1995 ?
    * I did not use to go to the theatre before i moved to this city.

    Couldn't you use "Used to" as well in those sentences? I see both uses in many writings.
    Dear myjelleo,
    I have also seen both uses in many writings.
    But I am asking about only "use to".ok


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    Quote Originally Posted by winston View Post
    Dear Crazy,
    I understood everything.But what i am trying to ask is"Is there any sentence starting with I use to......................?"
    please forget about used to now.
    Sorry,my intention is not to confuse you.ok
    No winston, there is no such usage. it is only "used to".

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    First, because the sounds [d] and [t] are blended into a single consonant when used to is pronounced ([ju:ztu]), many writers are unaware that the d is even present and omit it in writing. See also “supposed to".

    Second, use "use to" without a d when it follows did or didn't. Like this,

    Ex: Did you use to live in Boston?
    Ex: Didn't you use to play baseball?
    Ex: What sort of things did you use to study?

    The reason d isn't needed in those examples is this: the word did is in the past tense, and in English there's this rule that says that only one verb per simple sentence can carry tense. So, in our examples above, past "used" becomes bare "use" because the auxiliary verb did carries the tense. Watch this,

    Sam: I used to live in Boston.
    Max: Didn't Pat use to live in Boston also?

    Read more here.

    All the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandhya.sha View Post
    No winston, there is no such usage. it is only "used to".
    ok sandhya thank you.

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