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    مراقب عام الصورة الرمزية Eiman
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    Study this example situation:



    Khaled stopped smoking two years ago. He doesn't smoke any more



    But he used to smoke.

    He used to smoke 40 cigarettes a day.



    "He used to smoke" = he smoked regularly sometime in the past,

    But he doesn't smoke now. He was a smoker,

    But now he isn't.



    Past = he used to smoke

    Now = he doesn't smoke



    "Something used to happen" = something happened regularly in the past

    no longer happens:



    * I used to play tennis a lot but I don't play very often now.



    * Sara used to travel a lot. These days she doesn't go away so often

    .

    * "Do you go to cinema very often?"

    "Not no, but I used to." (= I used to go….)





    We also use used to… for something that was true but is not true anymore:



    * This building is now a furniture shop. It used to be a cinema.



    * I used to think he was unfriendly but now I realise he's a very nice person.



    * I've started drinking coffee recently. I never used to like it before.



    * Sara used to have very long hair when she was a child.



    "I used to do something" is past. There is no present form.

    You can't say "I use to do".

    To talk about the present, use the present simple (I do).



    Compare:



    Past: he used to smoke, we used to live, there used to be

    Present: he smokes, we live, there is



    * We used to live in a small village but now live in Riyadh.



    * There used to be four cinemas in town. Now there is only one.



    The normal question form is did (you) use to…?:

    * Did you use to eat a lot of sweets when you were a child?



    The negative form is didn't use to…. (used not to… is also possible)



    * I didn't use to like him. (or I used not to like him.)





    Compare I used to do and I was doing:



    * I used to watch TV a lot. (= I watched TV regularly in the past,

    but I no longer do this)



    * I was watching TV when the phone rang. (= I was in the middle

    of watching TV)



    Do not confuse I used to do and I am used to doing.

    The structures and meanings are different:



    * I used to live alone. (= I lived alone in the past but I no longer live alone)



    * I am used to living alone. (= I live alone and I don't find it strange

    Or new because I've been living alone for sometime)




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    but i hope it means a lot

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    مشرفة الاقسام الاكاديمية الصورة الرمزية تمارا احمد
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    عضو مميز الصورة الرمزية مالك محمد
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