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There are three different ways to use USED TO.

It is the past form of the verb USE.
This knife is USED TO cut meat.

It can also be used to explain how comfortable someone is with something.
I AM USED TO his accent.
Notice that this form needs to have AM, WAS or WILL BE.

The most common use of USED TO is to describe actions that happened in the past but no longer happen.
- I USED TO speak Spanish.

When I was 10, I spoke Spanish. I am 30 now, and don't speak Spanish any more.
So, I USED TO speak Spanish, or, I spoke Spanish WHEN I was 10.

In the positive form, the construction is USED TO.
In the negative form, it is DIDN'T USE TO.
In the question form, it is DID YOU USE TO?

Notice that only the positive form has a 'D' at the end of USED.

USED TO can be replaced by WHEN in a sentence.
- I USED TO live in Madrid when I was 5.
- WHEN I was 5 I lived in Madrid.

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I (1) to her cooking.

I (2) to play football all day.

I didn't (3) to study very much.

Did you (4) to fish when you were young?


When I was a child I loved watching cartoons.

I (5) to love watching cartoons when I was a child.

When I was a child my family lived in Spain.

My family (6) to live in Spain when I was a child.

I enjoyed learning languages at school.

I (7) to enjoy learning languages at school.

He doesn't read much now but when he was a kid he loved it.

He (8) to read a lot when he was a kid.

When she was young her family were rich.

Her family (9) be rich when she was young.

When I was young I enjoyed swimming.

I (10) enjoy swimming when I was young.

She hated swimming when she was a child.

She didn't (11) like swimming when she was a child.

My sister worked in a bank ten years ago.

My sister (12) to work in a bank.