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would
used to
be used to
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Past Habits
would
used to
• When I was a child my grandma
would read to me every night.
• When I was a child my grandma us...
Past states
used to
• I used to like tomato soup, but now
I hate it.()
• I would like tomato soup, but now I
hate it.()
Used to
negative forms
• I never used to be very good at
languages.
• I didn’t use to be very good at
languages.
• I used ...
Used to
question form
• Did you use to live abroad?
Be used to + noun / -ing
(= be familiar with something)
• I didn’t like this town at first, but
now I am used to it.
• I’m...
• I found studying every day hard at
first because I wasn’t used to it.
• It’s hard at first, but you’ll soon get
used to ...
Pronunciation
• I used (/ju:zd/) an opener to open
the bottle.
• I used to (/ju:stə/) live around here.
• I am used to (/j...
Check your understanding!
Question 1
Which of these is not used for past
habits?
• would
• used to
• be used to
Answer:
be...
Check your understanding!
Question 2
What is the most common negative
form of used to?
Answer:
never used to
Check your understanding!
Question 3
Which of these can be used to talk
about past states?
• would
• used to
Answer:
used ...
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  1. 1. would used to be used to http://areti-aroundtheworldinenglish.blogspot.gr
  2. 2. Past Habits would used to • When I was a child my grandma would read to me every night. • When I was a child my grandma used to read to me every night.
  3. 3. Past states used to • I used to like tomato soup, but now I hate it.() • I would like tomato soup, but now I hate it.()
  4. 4. Used to negative forms • I never used to be very good at languages. • I didn’t use to be very good at languages. • I used not to be very good at languages. (this is quite formal.)
  5. 5. Used to question form • Did you use to live abroad?
  6. 6. Be used to + noun / -ing (= be familiar with something) • I didn’t like this town at first, but now I am used to it. • I’m used to studying every day, but I found it hard at first.
  7. 7. • I found studying every day hard at first because I wasn’t used to it. • It’s hard at first, but you’ll soon get used to it.
  8. 8. Pronunciation • I used (/ju:zd/) an opener to open the bottle. • I used to (/ju:stə/) live around here. • I am used to (/ju:stə/) working hard.
  9. 9. Check your understanding! Question 1 Which of these is not used for past habits? • would • used to • be used to Answer: be used to
  10. 10. Check your understanding! Question 2 What is the most common negative form of used to? Answer: never used to
  11. 11. Check your understanding! Question 3 Which of these can be used to talk about past states? • would • used to Answer: used to
  12. 12. The End http://areti-aroundtheworldinenglish.blogspot.gr

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