[subject + used to + verb]
- I used to smoke when I was young.
- Iused to go to the beach every day.
- I used to live in Madrid.
Getting used to
- I am slowly getting used to our mission here.
- I am really getting used to the bike now.
- I am not getting email on my mobile phone any more.
- If he were an actor, he would be in adventure movies.
- I knew that she would be very successful in her career
- Joe could speak Spanish when he was young.
- I couldn't sleep last night
- I should call my parents more often.
- You shouldn't work so hard.
- It might be better to finish this now, rather than wait until tomorrow.
- Harry might write soon.
- I must go to the library.
- You must stay here until I come back.
- He works in a bank.
- I play golf every Monday.
Attitude about someone else's habit
- Today, we're eating dinner at 5:00 because we're going to a movie.
- He doesn't drink coffee in the morning.
Someone's typicall behavior
- He's always losing things or forgetting where he's put things.
- Nothing ever upsets her or annoys her or worries her.
Past with used to + infinitive
- Julie used to fly from London to Paris. Now she takes the Eurostar.
- I used to drive to work. Now I take the underground
Modals with certain or possible
- You shouldn't have told a lie.
- You idiot! You could have killed yourself!
Have + Past Participle
- I have called you several times this week.
- Max and Olga have finished the race.
- We have tried to do our best.
- Firstly, the condition is know as global climate change not global warming.
- And finally they had to admit publicly that the strange thing about me was the lack of any despair.
- Basically, public key cryptography requires access to users ' public keys.
- And another thing, why didn't you tell me you were going out?
As far as
- As far as I know, they aren't coming tonight.
- I suppose that 's what draws people into keeping exotic animals.
- Anyway he was gone and living with a blond bimbo with a drink problem.
Methaphors and idioms with:
Literally = Having your head buried in the sand.
Figuratively = Not noticing what is going on around you.
Literally = It broke her heart to see him lose the race.
Figuratively = to break someone’s heart means to make someone feel very sad or disappointed.
Literally = Running this web site costs me an arm and a leg.
Figuratively = Extremely expensive.
Literally = Many hands make light work.
Figuratively = When everyone helps to do something, it gets done quickly.