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used to

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishused toused to /ˈjuːst tuː/ ●●● S1 W2 modal verb 🔊 🔊 1 PASTif something used to happen, it happened regularly or all the time in the past, but does not happen now 🔊 He used to go to our school. 🔊 We’re eating out more often than we used to.did not use to do something 🔊 You didn’t use to eat chips when you were younger.used not to do something British English 🔊 You used not to fuss like this.never used to do something spoken 🔊 It never used to bother me.did somebody use to do sth? 🔊 Did you use to go to church regularly?2 if a particular situation used to exist, it existed for a period of time in the past, but does not exist now 🔊 Jimmy used to be a friend of mine. 🔊 There used to be a large car park on this site.did not use to be/do something 🔊 Why are you so bad-tempered? You didn’t use to be like this.did somebody/something use to be/do sth? 🔊 Did this building use to be a hotel? 🔊 Where did you use to live before you came to Manchester?USAGE: Used to do sth, be used to somethingDon't confuse I used to do something and I am used to (doing) something.You say I used to live in Paris when you lived in Paris in the past, but you do not live there now. In this meaning, used to is followed by the base form of the verb (=the infinitive without 'to').You say I'm used to living in Paris when you are accustomed to living in Paris because you have lived there for some time. Be used to is followed by an -ing form, not the infinitive. Don't say: I'm used to live in Paris.
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did somebody use to do something?But I did not get used to it, then or later.Irene: No-what did he used to have on Thanksgiving?did somebody/something use to be/do something?Irene: No-what did he used to have on Thanksgiving?
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