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Would Used to by Mind Map: Would Used to

1. Used to

1.1. to to talk about things that we did repeatedly in the past

1.1.1. When I was a child, I used to go skiing every winter.

1.1.2. From the age of 12 till I was 16, I used to dance at weekends.

1.2. to talk about situations or states (stative verbs) which were true in the past, but they are no longer true.

1.2.1. As a child I used to be blond.

1.2.2. I used to live with my mum when I was a child.

2. Would

2.1. to talk about things that we did repeatedly in the past.

2.1.1. When I was a child, we would go to the shopping centre every Saturday.

2.1.2. My 5th grade teacher would tell me to shut up at the beginning of every class.

2.2. We cannot use would to talk about situations or states (stative verbs) which are not longer true.

2.2.1. I used to be blond as a child. (not I would be blond as a child.)

2.2.2. I used to live with my mum when I was a child. (not I would live with my mum when I was a child.)

2.3. not typically used in questions and negatives