Used to


[subject + used to + verb]

  1. I used to smoke when I was young.
  2. Iused to go to the beach every day.
  3. I used to live in Madrid.

Getting used to

  1. I am slowly getting used to our mission here.
  2. I am really getting used to the bike now.
  3. I am not getting email on my mobile phone any more.


  1. If he were an actor, he would be in adventure movies.
  2. I knew that she would be very successful in her career


  1. Joe could speak Spanish when he was young.
  2. I couldn't sleep last night


  1. I should call my parents more often.
  2. You shouldn't work so hard.


  1. It might be better to finish this now, rather than wait until tomorrow.
  2. Harry might write soon.


  1. I must go to the library.
  2. You must stay here until I come back.

Simple fact

  1. He works in a bank.
  2. I play golf every Monday.

Attitude about someone else's habit

  1. Today, we're eating dinner at 5:00 because we're going to a movie.
  2. He doesn't drink coffee in the morning.

Someone's typicall behavior

  1. He's always losing things or forgetting where he's put things.
  2. Nothing ever upsets her or annoys her or worries her.

Past with used to + infinitive

  1. Julie used to fly from London to Paris. Now she takes the Eurostar.
  2. I used to drive to work. Now I take the underground

Modals with certain or possible

  1. You shouldn't have told a lie.
  2. You idiot! You could have killed yourself!

Have + Past Participle

  1. I have called you several times this week.
  2. Max and Olga have finished the race.
  3. We have tried to do our best.


  1. Firstly, the condition is know as global climate change not global warming.


  1. And finally they had to admit publicly that the strange thing about me was the lack of any despair.


  1. Basically, public key cryptography requires access to users ' public keys.

Another Thing

  1. And another thing, why didn't you tell me you were going out?

As far as

  1. As far as I know, they aren't coming tonight.


  1. I suppose that 's what draws people into keeping exotic animals.


  1. 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.

Synonyms of:


afraid, burden.


define, call


hate, despise


associate, companion


deplorable, adverse

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