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"Used to" question

Unread postby fatjan » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:08 pm

As an adult, is it ok to say:

"I used to have a good childhood"?

For me this sounds very wrong even though it appears to fulfill the criteria for "used to" in that it's a past state, not true in the present.

Can anyone help clear this up?

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Re: "Used to" question

Unread postby LeesaJohnson » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:38 am

"used to" is an action that was done repeatedly or existed for a period in the past; for example- I used to travel alone.


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