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question tag with used to

Postby googl » Mon Sep 27, 2004 7:38 am

Dear teacher,

how should I make a question tag here: I used to do, ...? And in negative I didn't use to do, ...?

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Postby Alan » Mon Sep 27, 2004 10:09 am

Make it in the same way as any other tag-question: "I didn't use to, did I?"

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Postby googl » Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:01 am

What with positive form: should I write "I used to do, usedn't I?" or "I used to do, didn't I?"?

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Postby Alan » Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:36 am

Usedn't I? is archaic. Didn't I? is the correct tag-question for contemporary usage.


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