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    past tense

    Hello
    Kindly explain the form and funtion of the phrasal Verb "used to".Thanks

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    Re: past tense

    Quote Originally Posted by tayyabazaidi View Post
    Hello
    Kindly explain the form and funtion of the phrasal Verb "used to".Thanks
    Hi

    Used to is a modal verb expressing habit. Used to is a simple past form only. It is used to talk about repeated events and actions in the past:

    My father used to walk three kilometers each morning.
    He used to be a baker.

    We use the auxiliary did to form interrogative and negative sentences:

    Did you use to smoke?
    I didn`t use to smoke.

    He used to smoke, didn`t he? [ question tag]
    He didn`t use to smoke, did he? [ question tag]

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    Re: past tense

    Teia thanks a lot for the explanation.

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