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I used to write with a pencil.
I wrote with a pencil before, but I don’t do that now.
“Used to” PLUS verb
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.
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Used to – important vocabulary
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.
How has the smartphone changed the way we live?
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