Sentences and Questions with Used to

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In this post, you will find all the information that you need to make sentences with used to

If something used to happen, it happened often or existed in the past but it does not happen now.

  • I used to be lazy
  • I used to run fast
  • She used to be responsible
  • She used to go fishing every weekend
  • We used to play every sunday morning

Now, let’s check out some ways to make different types of sentences with used to.

Affirmative Sentences with Used to

The structure to make affirmative sentences with used to is:

PronounUsed toVerb + Details
Iused toplay soccer
Youused toswim in the ocean
Heused toride a bike
Sheused to create website
Weused to bake bread

These are some examples of affirmative sentences using used to.

  • I used to be weak
  • I used to be strong
  • She used to be fit
  • She used to be fat
  • He used to be shy
  • He used to be polite
  • We used to drink a lot
  • We used to study harder
  • They used to have a beard
  • They used to have a mustache

Now let’s learn how to make negative sentences used to.

Negative Sentences with Used to

This is the structure to make negative sentences with used to

PronounDidn’t used toVerb + Details
Ididn’t use to play soccer
Youdidn’t use toswim in the ocean
Hedidn’t use toride a bike
Shedidn’t use tocreate website
Wedidn’t use tobake bread

Check these examples:

  • I didn’t use to read horror books
  • I didn’t use to play tennis
  • I didn’t use to do exercises
  • You didn’t use to live here
  • You didn’t use to study French
  • You didn’t use to run fast
  • She didn’t use to like Rock
  • She didn’t use to like Romantic music
  • She didn’t use to go out a lot
  • We didn’t use to come here for lunch
  • We didn’t use to talk after breakfast
  • We didn’t use to drink after work

Now let’s check how to make questions with used to

Questions with Used to

The structure to make sentences with used to is the following:

DidPronounUse toVerbComplement
Did youuseto playsoccer?
Did youuse to runa lot?

We can make closed questions with used to. Check these examples:

  • Did you use to live in Liberia?
  • Yes but now I live in Santa Cruz
  • Did you use to play soccer?
  • Yes but I have a job now
  • Did you use to program?
  • Yes, but now I work in the bank
  • Did you use to drink alcohol?
  • Yes, but now I don’t
  • Did you use to play video games?
  • Yes and I still do
  • Did you use to be shy?
  • I used to be shy but now I am talkative.
  • Did you use to play among us?
  • Yes, I Did. I used to play with strangers
  • Did she use to dye her hair?
  • Yes, all the time, pink, yellow, green, you name it

These sentences can be answered with a yes or no but you can do more than than if you want to

Wh-Questions with Used to

These are some wh-questions with used to

  • Where did you use to work?
  • I used to work in a SuperMarket
  • What games did you use to play?
  • I used to play among us and Call of Duty
  • What did you use to watch?
  • I used to watch MMA fights
  • Who did you use to date?
  • I used to go out with Karol
  1. What music did people use to listen to in the 90s and 2000s?
  2. I used to listen to Rock music.
  • What games did you use to play when you were a little kid?
  • I used to play soccer and hide and seek
  • How did people use to entertain themselves without phones and computers?
  • I used to watch movies and TV shows
  • How did people get news from around the world when they didn’t have a television?
  • Probably letters and newspapers
  • What did you use to do on a rainy day?
  • I used to stay inside the house

Discussion Questions with Used to

These are some questions with used to

  1. What did you use to watch when you were a kid?
  2. What did you use to do when you were a college student?
  3. What kind of work did you use to do?
  4. How did you use to travel?
  5. How did you use to have fun?
  6. How did you use to communicate with friends before the internet?
  7. How did you use to entertain yourself before there were video games?
  8. What music did people use to listen to in the 90s and 2000s?
  9. What games did you use to play when you were a little kid?
  10. What did you use to watch on TV when you were a little kid?
  11. Did your parents use to go on dates before they got married?
  12. How did people use to entertain themselves without phones and computers?
  13. Did your parents throw parties when you were a little kid or teenager?
  14. Did you use to spend time with friends when you were a teenager?
  15. How did children use to play video games before the Internet existed?
  16. How did people get news from around the world when they didn’t have a television?
  17. How did you use to spend time with your family when you were young? 
  18. How did people use to meet new friends before social networking sites like Facebook?
  19. How did people use to travel for vacation before modern transportation existed?
  20. How did you use to watch your favorite TV shows before Netflix?
  21. How did other people use to spend their time when you were a kid?
  22. How did people use to stay in touch with each other when they lived far apart?
  23. Did you use to have pets when you were a kid?
  24. Did you use to get good grades in high school?
  25. What is a food that you used to hate but now you like?
  26. What did kids use to do for fun on Saturday afternoon when you were a teenager?
  27. What did you use to eat for breakfast as a teenager??
  28. What did you use to eat for lunch when you were a teenager?
  29. How did kids use to play with toys before the Internet existed?
  30. What time did you use to go to bed as a child??
  31. What foods do you eat but now you like less?
  32. Did you use to do all your homework on time at school?
  33. What did you use to get good grades in high school?
  34. What did you use to do on a rainy day?

Used to: Before and Now

We can make a comparison between then and now

  • I used to study English a lot but now I don’t
  • I used to run marathons but now I don’t
  • I used to be strong but now I am weak
  • I used to be a happy person but now I feel sad all the time
  • I used to have long hair but now I prefer short hair
  • I used to have a beard but now I don’t really like that style
  • I used to be shy but I am outgoing now
  • I used to lie a lot but now I don’t do that anymore
  • She used to dye her hair but now she doesn’t do it anymore
  • She used to have a piercing but she doesn’t anymore
  • They used to be fit but now they don’t go to the gym
  • They used to be lazy students but now they are hard -working people

Tag Questions with Used to

These are some examples of tag questions with used to

  1. She used to work, didn’t she?
  2. He used to smoke when he was a teenager, didn’t he?
  3. They used to play, didn’t they?
  4. You didn’t use to be such a good chef, did you?
  5. They used to live in a small town, didn’t they?
  6. You didn’t use to have long hair, did you?
  7. You used to be really nice, didn’t you?
  8.  used to work in the library on Saturday mornings, didn’t I?
  9. You used to work here, didn’t you?
  10. He used to have long hair, didn’t he?
  11. We used to stay up until midnight watching television,  didn’t we?
  12. You used to be really shy, didn’t you?
  13. I used to go swimming every day when I was a child, didn’t I?
  14. We used to play soccer on Sunday, didn’t we?
  15. You didn’t use to drink coffee, did you?

Sentences with Be Used to

Be used to means that something is familiar to you

These are some sentences using be used to.

  • I am used to driving trucks
  • I am used to driving cars
  • I am used to lots of noise
  • He is not used to living here
  • I am not used to giving rides
  • I am not used to working late
  • Are you used to eating quickly?
  • Are you used to Fast Food?
  • Are you used to cooking?

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