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Hello. I am quite new here, so I am sorry if I post the wrong place, but I need help to some english grammar. Can anyone help??

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Hi Anonymous,

Thank you very much for your reply and help.

I've never heard about the term 'defective verb', but I'll look for it on the net.Emotion: wink

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TS
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Hi Rainbow,

Welcome to this Forum.

You have to adress where says 'Write a new post', which is in red on your upper left part.

There, you can write your questions.

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Thinking SpainIn this sentence, 'used to' is a simple past verb. My question is, is there a simple present tense of this verb?
I guess not. Am I right?
Edward Coke used to be an army officer, but he is in prison now.
Right. There is no other tense for this expression. The simple present serves as the present form, with an adverb of time if you wish.

Present: I go shopping there every week.

Past: I used to go shopping there every week.

Present: They (always) get together for a party on holidays.

Past: They (always) used to get together for a party on holidays.

Present: Joe likes his steaks rare.

Past: Joe used to like his steaks rare.

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There is not often a need to express a future habit, but you can use it if you want, e.g., "I'll go shopping there every week". As with the present, "used to" is not appropriate for the future.

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Don't confuse these:

1. 'used to' + verb [NO -ing.] Past habit. Only past.

2. 'be used to' + noun OR

OR 'be used to' + verb+ing = be accustomed to. All tenses.

CJ
Hi Jim,

Thank you for your reply and explanation.
CalifJimDon't confuse these:
1. 'used to' + verb [NO -ing.] Past habit. Only past.
2. 'be used to' + noun OR
OR 'be used to' + verb+ing = be accustomed to. All tenses.
Believe it or not, I know about this verb. Barcelona 1 point.Emotion: rofl

First time. I hope not the last one.

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TS
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