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Unit 38: USED TO Used to can be a verb (Unit 3) or an adjective (Unit 64). The meanings of the verb and the adjective are not the same. 1 As a verb It is a past simple formation (Unit 21). Put the base form of the verb after to: used to go didn’t use to go Did … use to go? We use it to talk about habits or states in the past. Montreal used to be very polluted, but it is cleaner now. My uncle used to smoke eighty cigarettes a day. He died at forty-five. I never used to like coffee, but now I drink a lot of it. We didn’t use to watch TV when it was hot. Did you use to go swimming when you lived in Victoria? NOTICE: We can also use would for past habit: Henry VIII of England
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Unformatted text preview: would often become angry if anyone disagreed with him. 2 As an adjective Put get or be before used to. After used to, use a noun phrase (Unit 45.3) or a verbal noun (Unit 48). It means “familiar with”. For example: I am used to work ing hard. It is not new to me. I am getting used to the cold weather, but it was difficult for me at first. Don’t worry about the new job. You ’ll soon get used to it. He was not used to liv ing on his own, so when he started, it felt very strange. NOTICE: See the difference in meaning: He is used to getting up early. He has got up early for a long time. He used to get up early. But now he gets up late....
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2011 for the course ESL 100 taught by Professor Online during the Spring '10 term at Open Uni..

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