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Unit 18. Used to (do)
(использование used to do)

Study this example situation:
 
Unit 18. Used to (do) Dennis 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 for some time in the past, but he doesn't smoke now. He was a smoker, but now he isn't.
Unit 18. Used to (do)

Something used to happen = something happened regularly in the past but no longer happens: We also use used to … for something that was true but is not true any more: I used to do something is Past. There is no Present form. You cannot say I use to do. To talk about the Present, use the Present Simple (I do).
Compare:
 
past
present
he used to smoke
he smokes
we used to live
we live
there used to be
there is
The normal question form is did (you) use to…?: The negative form is didn't use to… (used not to… is also possible) Compare I used to do and I was doing (see Unit 6. Past Сontinuous (I was doing)
(прошедшее продолженное время)): Do not confuse I used to do and I am used to doing (see Unit 60. Be/get used to something (I'm used to …)
(использование данных оборотов)). The structures and meanings are different: See Unit 40. Would I wish … would
(использование данных оборотов).
See Unit 60. Be/get used to something (I'm used to …)
(использование данных оборотов).
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