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    used to and would


    What's the difference between them, when/where should we use one of them? For example?

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    Re: used to and would

    I used to go to that place every day.

    I would go to that place every day.

    What do you think? Any difference?

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    Re: used to and would

    We used to go to school together >> at one time we went to school together.

    Would you like to come to tea?>> expressing a polite request.
    It would not be a good idea to jump off the cliff >>
    (expressing the conditional mood) indicating the consequence of an imagined event.
    I would like you to ring me tomorrow
    >> expressing a desire or inclination
    In my view it would be a mistake
    >> expressing a conjecture or opinion

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    Re: used to and would

    We don't usually use 'would' to describe past states:
    I used to live in that house (Not I would live...)
    We can use both for actions that were repeated or habitual in the past:
    We would/used to go there every week.


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