Use of “Used to”

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User of Used to

Examine these two sentences.

  1. We used to live in a nice house
  2. We used to live in a nice house.

Use of Used to

There is something wrong in the above sentences. What is wrong? ”We used to live in a nice house” is past and there is no present form. If we speak or write ”We use to live in a nice house” in the present, we will use the present tense ”We live in a nice house” and not ”We use to live in a nice house”.

  • ”We used to live in a nice house’
  • ”We use to live in a nice house”
  • ”We live in a nice house”.
  • ”We use to live in a nice house”

The negative form is ‘did not use to run’ but (used not to run) is also possible.

Examples

  • He did not use to live alone. Or He used not to live alone.
  • I did not use to waste my time Or I used not to waste my time.
  • You did not use to study hard. Or You used not to study hard.

The normal question form is Did (you) use to ….?

Examples

  • Did you use to eat a lot of sweets?
  • Did he use to do his work in time?
  • Did he use to watch T.V overyday?
  • Model Sentences
  • Aiesha used to teach us English.
  • The boys used to fly kites.
  • Jugnu used ot help his mother.
  • He always used to stand first in the killometre race.
  • Did the girl use to play with the baby?
  • Men used to live in caves.
  • We used to sing happy songs.
  • He did not use to go to mutton market.
  • Did you use to work in a bookshop?
  • He did not use to go to school on foot.
  • They used to beat us.
  • Did he use go to Lahore once a Week?
  • Sumaira and Ali used to go for a week.
  • The girls used to pick flowers.
  • He did not use to tell a lie.

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