Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Use of the wrong tense

Using the verb to use for the present habitual action.

Don’t say: I use to get up at six every morning.

ü Say: I get up at six every morning.

ü Or: I am accustomed to getting up at six, etc.

The verb to use doesn’t express a habit in the present. I use means I employ: I use a pen to write with.

Note: Used to expresses a past state or habit and it usually refers to some old situation, which no longer exists. Examples: I used to see him every day. My father used to play football with me.

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