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Hello everyone,

I have some problems with the usage of "used to". Do you know some pages in the web, where I can practise that?

Perhaps you can correct the following sentences at first?

1.) I used to have two cats, but now I have only one.

2.) I used to give up smoking, but now I smoke again.

3.) I used to live Offenbach. Now I live in Hanau.

Thanks in advance,
Dany
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Try Google. Search for > English grammar "used to"

1.) I used to have two cats, but now I have only one. (Perfect.)

2.) I used to give up smoking, but now I smoke again. (See below.)

3.) I used to live Offenbach. Now I live in Hanau. (Good, but in Offenbach.)

The second one doesn't work because giving up smoking cannot be considered a habit or something that continued over a period of time.

You could say, however, "I gave up smoking, but now I smoke again" or "I used to smoke, but I gave it up" or "I didn't use to smoke, but now I do."

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Thanks for your advice and your correction. I think that I have understood it.

Kind regards,
Dany