A review of USED TO for talking about past habits. We already looked at this in Level B1, so if you are not sure of the basics, take a look at this lesson. On this page, we will look at some of the additional rules around using USED TO.
Using DID to make your point stronger (normally only used in spoken English, not in writing)
- I never went to the gym when I was younger, but I did used to do some exercise at home.
- I never used to smoke regularly, though I did used to ask for a cigarette from a friend occasionally.
Using question tags (you can find out more about question tags here)
We normally make tags after USED TO with the auxiliary DIDN’T:
- She used to live in Spain, didn’t she?