I used to have worked for nine hours by 8:30 PM."

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We can say "I will have worked for nine hours in office by 8:30 PM". Am I correct? If I have to say something like this but that was also a thing that kept happening for some time then what do we need to say? "When I worked with that company I used to have worked for nine hours by 8:30 PM."
 

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Tufguy, start a question this way:

Can we say...?
 

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"When I was with that company, by 8:30 pm I had already put in nine hours on occasion."

Okay so "used to" cannot be used here. What does "put in nine hours on occasion" it mean?
 

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To put in is a phrasal verb that can mean "to complete".

You could say I used to work for that company. Sometimes I had nine hours in by 8:30pm. This would be kind of an odd thing to say; it suggests you started at 11:30am or maybe a bit earlier to allow for a lunch break. Maybe it works in the context you have in mind for it though.
 

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To put in is a phrasal verb that can mean "to complete".

You could say I used to work for that company. Sometimes I had nine hours in by 8:30pm. This would be kind of an odd thing to say; it suggests you started at 11:30am or maybe a bit earlier to allow for a lunch break. Maybe it works in the context you have in mind for it though.

But what does "on occasion" mean here?
 

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The phrase "on occasion" means "every once in a while". If you do something on occasion you don't do it every day. You do it maybe once or twice a week or maybe once or twice a month.
 
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