How to use USED TO?

How to use USED TO? :

Strong – stressed DO is used to strengthen or support another verb.

He never smokes. ___________ You are wrong. He does smoke.

I did see him after all.

Do be seated.

Do stop that noise!

The modal DARE means be brave enough.

He daren’t speak to her.

He doesn’t dare to speak to her.

How dare you disobey me?

He didn’t dare to say anything.

DARE may be used either as a special verb or as an ordinary verb…….either without or with DO, DOES and DID. When used with DO, DOES and DID, it is followed by the infinitive with or without to.

USED TO refers to past habits. It shows that something often happened in the past but does not happen now.

I used to live there when I was a boy.

I used to go home on Saturday (but now I no longer do so.)

Ganesh used to come here every day (but he doesn’t now.)

Question and negatives are formed either with DID or without DID. The did-forms are more informal.

Did you use to play football at school? (Less usual : used you to play…………?)

She used not to be so foregetful.

She didn’t use to be so forgetful.

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How to use USED TO?

Letter Asking A Donation
Letter Asking A Favor
Letter Asking for More Details
Letter Asking for Donations
Letter Denying of Dealership
Letter for Change of Address
Letter for Distributorship
Letter for Employment
Letter for Hotel Reservation
Letter for Letter of Credit
Letter for Line of Credit
Letter for Product Launch
Letter for Promotion
Letter for Retirement Congrats
Letter for Scholarship
Letter for Settlement of Bill
Letter for Tender
Letter for Testimonial
Letter of Agreement
Letter of Assurance
Letter of Credit
Letter of Enquiry
Letter of Order
Letter of Persuasion
Letter of Sympathy
Letter Offering Discount
Letter Related to Advertisement
Letter Related to Despatch
Letter Related to Training
Letter to A Foreign Buyer
Letter to Pen-Friend
Letter to Police
Letter with Order
Letter with Quotation
Letter Writing
Letters about Company Shares
Letters by Clubs and Societies
Letters by Landlords & Tenants
Letters for Appointment of Dealers
Letters for Business Relations
Letters for Buying and Selling
Letters for Credit & Collection
Letters for Foreign Travel
Letters for Lease & Tenancy
Letters for Loan & Borrowing
Letters for Transfer & Assignment
Letters for Insurance
Letters Noting Discrepancy
Letters of Condolence & Sorrow
Letters of Regret
Letters Regarding Maintenance
Letters Regarding Payment
Letters Related to Employees
Letters to Local Corporation
Letters to Postal Authorities
Letters to The Editor
Letters Used in Real Estate
Letters With Postal Department
Letters With Railways Authorities

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