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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    past tense

    Kindly tell me the form and function of the phrasal verb ""used to"inorder to show the habitual past.Thanks

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    Re: past tense

    When I was young I used to go to school by bus.

    When I was a schoolboy I used to wear short trousers.

    My grandfather used to be an engineer before he retired.

    I used to work in Horticulture before I changed careers.

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