Exercise 1: use of ‘used to …’

(Practise your skills in the phrase ‘used to …’)

Utilisation of ‘used to …’ – cloze test (difficulty: 2 of 5 – rather easy)

Fill the gaps with ‘used to’ and the correct form of the verb that is employed in the preceding sentence.

  • Example: “When Joe was young, he drank a lot of coffee. Joe used to drink a lot of coffee.”

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  1. Sandra played basketball when she was younger. She basketball.
  2. I read a lot when I was a child. I a lot.
  3. Peter started work at 9 o’clock every day. He work at 9 o’clock.
  4. Jim was a very good friend of mine. He a very good friend.
  5. We lived in Paris for a while. We in Paris.
  6. I played cards with my friends every Sunday. I cards with my friends.
  7. They lived next to us. They next to us.
  8. My sister watched TV every morning. She TV every morning.
  9. You visited me very often. You me very often.
  10. I worked at a company close to my home. I at a company close to my home.

Further exercises and explanations relating to the phrase ‘used to …’

The following exercises and explanations are related to the expression ‘used to’ + infinitive and may help you too: