I Used to Write with a Pencil

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I used to write with a pencil.

means

I wrote with a pencil before, but I don’t do that now.

“Used to” PLUS verb

We use the pattern “used to” plus verb to describe an action which has been done many times but now it is not.

Before the advent of modern digital technology, I used to write with a pencil but now I use a laptop to write.

Four Meanings of “Use”

There are four meanings of “use”:

I used to be a werewolf, but I am alright now.

I use an apple I-phone.

It was hard to speak English at first but I got used to it.

I am used to speaking English all the time because I have lived in English-speaking countries for many years.

Things that I used to Do

I used to live with my parents but now I live alone.

I used to have long hair but now it is short.

I used to be a student but now I work full-time and I don’t have time to study.

Read more about uses of “use” at these links:
Used to – important vocabulary

Used to and would

I used to Write with a Pencil

People used to write with pencils.

Before that they used to write with quills.

The Invention of the The Printing Press

The printing press was invented.

The printing press was invented and writing was done by machines.

The Invention of the Typewriter

The typewriter was invented.

Then the word processor and the laptop were invented.

The Invention of the Smartphone

With the invention of the smartphone, writing became a matter of pressing buttons.

Writing Question

How has the smartphone changed the way we live?

Write your opinion in the comments section below.

Link: The Smartphone has changed the Way we Write

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