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Recognise & Form: Used-To Structure


Structures of Used-To Structure

Let's first have a look at the structure of the Used-To Structure in terms of the various grammatical moods (indicative, interrogative, imperative) and in terms of polarity (positive and negative).

USED TO + INFINITIVE

Positive Structures
indicative They used to smoke
interrogative Did she use to work?
imperative NOT APPLICABLE

Negative Structures
indicative (1) We did not use to travel.
indicative (2) I used not to care.
indicative contracted (1) He didn't use to cook.
indicative contracted (2) They usedn't to watch.
interrogative Did you not use to drive?
interrogative contracted Didn't she use to swim?
imperative NOT APPLICABLE

RECOGNISE: Used-To Structure

Recognise the Verb


She didn't use to study so much.

Modal / Tense & main VERB

USED TO / to STUDY

'First' Infinitive?

to study

Be + Past Participle?

No

Be + -ING?

No

Have + Past Participle?

No

Answer

To Study
Used to
Simple
Active


Recognise the Verb


Did we use to go to their house all the time?

Modal / Tense & main VERB

USED TO / to GO

'First' Infinitive?

to study

Be + Past Participle?

No

Be + -ING?

No

Have + Past Participle?

No

Answer

To Go
Used to
Simple
Active


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Question


Until that moment they didn't use to use it.

VERB?
Tense/Modal/Structure
ASPECT(s)
VOICE


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Answer


To Use
Used to
Simple
Active

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