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Used to refers lớn something familiar or routine, as in "I"m used to getting up early for work," or to say that something repeatedly happened in the past lượt thích "we used khổng lồ go out more." Use to typically occurs with did; "did you use lớn work there?" or "it didn"t use lớn be lượt thích that," describing something in the past that doesn"t happen anymore.

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Use was once commonly employed as an intransitive verb meaning "khổng lồ be in the habit or custom":

The English then using to let grow on their upper-lip large Mustachio"s...—John Milton, The History of Britain, 1670

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I used to make fun of the audience, và little by little, it became more & more a part of my performance. —Don Rickles, quoted in The Thành Phố New York Magazine, 11 Jan. 2016

Because the d and t sounds in used to are blended into a single consonant in speech, people sometimes get confused about the spelling of the phrase. It may be that many people in fact say use to rather than used to, but since the pronunciations are essentially identical, it makes no difference. (The same occurrence happens in the pronunciation of supposed to.) In writing, however, use to in place of used to is an error.

Use to: Usages (with "Did")

The problem becomes a little trickier in constructions with did. The khung considered correct following did, at least in American English, is use to. Just as we say "Did he want to?" instead of "Did he wanted to?," so we say "Did he use to?" instead of "Did he used to?" Here again, only in writing does the difference become an issue.

While in American English "did used to" is considered an error, such usage appears to lớn have sầu won some measure of acceptance in British English:

One of my mother"s most shameful ever moments came when the local primary school headmiức chế made a formal complaint that my mother"s treasured eldest son had arrived for lessons "smelling of alcohol".... And yes, I did used to sneak the odd gulp of flat bitter or a decaying Pinot Grigio." —Piers Morgan, Dailymail.co.uk, 26 Dec.

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If you"re stuchồng, remember: we"re used to seeing this phrase in the past tense, even though it did use lớn be otherwise.