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Message de speedtiti posté le 01-04-2007 à 19:17:31 (S | E | F | I)
Hello again !
I fancy using the form "used to + infinitive" and "to be used to + ING" but my question is :
Is it good English to use these forms with negative sentences such as :
"I didn't use to know that"
"I'm not used to going to bed early"
What an awkward question, isn't it ?
Réponse: Used to + negative de solmaz, postée le 01-04-2007 à 19:31:14 (S | E)
It's perfectly right to use those terms with negative sentences! Nevertheless I wouldn't say "I didn't use to know that" but instead "I didn't know it before".
ex: I didn't use to talk to him up to that day where....
I'm not used to going to bed early is perfect and is just a variant of "I'm used to going to bed late", same deal in French where you can alternately say both ways.
Réponse: Used to + negative de speedtiti, postée le 04-04-2007 à 18:27:25 (S | E)
Thank you !