Exercise 2: use of ‘used to …’

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

Utilisation of ‘used to …’ – cloze test (difficulty: 3 of 5 – medium)

Fill the gaps with the correct form of ‘used to’ and the verb that is given in the preceding sentence. Be careful, there are also negated and interrogative statements.

  • Example: “Sue drank tea when she was young. She used to drink tea.”

If you still need help with the topic, have another look at the explanation about ‘used to …’. You may also use the hint button, but keep in mind that you will lose points for that. And don’t forget to capitalize at the beginning of the sentence.

  1. He wore glasses in the past. He glasses.
  2. I didn’t eat fish when I was a child. I fish when I was a child.
  3. Now you work in a bank. Where you before?
  4. My sister didn’t help my mother in the kitchen. My sister my mother in the kitchen.
  5. You always had breakfast at 9 o’clock. You breakfast at 9 o’clock.
  6. We didn’t go out a lot. We out a lot.
  7. Brian had a car. He doesn’t have one now. He a car.
  8. Sue didn’t have a car, but she has one now. Sue a car.
  9. Didn’t your friend have long hair? your friend long hair?
  10. They invited us very often. They us very often.

Further exercises and explanations related to the expression ‘used to …’

The following exercises and explanations relate to the phrase ‘used to + infinitive’ in English grammar: