Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Used"

The meaning of "Used" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Used to be lost, now “we’re on the map” mean?
A: It is often used colloquially to indicate finding an idea or theory finally fits in the situation after a struggle or time of confusion. But it is always an allusion to the map scenario I described above.

Anglophones love their allusions in their colloquial phrases.
Q: What does Used to mean?
A: As a verb, used to means: Something happened repeatedly in the past, but doesn't happen now.
"I used to go to the park everyday" Means I went to the park everyday, but stopped.
Used to can also mean a situation existed in the past but does not exist now. "My grandmother said winters used to be harder here." in this sentence, my grandmother says winters were harder here, but that situation does not exist now. i.e. winters got easier.
As an adjective, it means accustomed to. "I am used to driving this car." Means I am accustomed to driving this car.
The verb is pronounced, Yoozd
And the adjective is pronounced Yoosd.

Some definitions, and example sentences are from Merriam Webster.

Verb, Adjective
Q: What does Used to.... mean?
A: is correct. USED TO can also mean “accustomed to”.
Example: She won’t stop talking. It used to (true in the past) bother me, but now I’m USED TO it.
Q: What does Used to mean?
A: I used to dream about becoming a model./Yo solía soñar con convertirme en modelo.
My sister and I used to swim every day when we were little/ Mi hermana y yo acostumbramos a nadar todos los días cuando eramos pequeño.
Q: What does Used to
gets used to
be used to mean?
A: 01. used to be = был когда-то
02. get used to = привыкнуть к чему-либо
03. to be used = быть использованным

Example sentences using "Used"

Q: Please show me example sentences with Used and used to .
A: she used her credit card to pay.
she used to pay with cash but she uses her credit card now.
she used to talk to me but she doesn't anymore.
she used her pen to write a note.
Q: Please show me example sentences with Used to and would.
A: I used to play soccer
Yo solía jugar fútbol

I would like to play soccer
Me gustaría jugar fútbol
Q: Please show me example sentences with Used to.
A: He used to like me
He used to study English everyday
Q: Please show me example sentences with Used to.
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Q: Please show me example sentences with Used to.
A: I used to be able to do a cart-wheel.
She used to go there everyday.
He used to know a guy who would always be there for others.

Synonyms of "Used" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Used to and Would ?
A: 'used to' and 'would' can both be used to talk about past actions.
The difference is that 'used to' can be used to talk about past STATEs while 'would' can not.

past action:
I used to talk to my friends every day.
I would talk to my friends every day.

These are both fine, and have the same meaning.

past state:
I used to be smart/strong/a teacher/in love. (these are all states of being and all correct)

i would be smart/strong/a teacher/in love. (these are incorrect as we cannot use 'would' with these states.)


Q: What is the difference between Used to and Would ?
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Q: What is the difference between Would and Used to ?
A: Both "would" and "used to" can be used to describe a habitual past action that is no longer true.

"I would go to the woods every day after school to see the fish in the stream"

"I used to go to the woods every day after school to see the fish in the stream"
Q: What is the difference between Used to and use to ?
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Q: What is the difference between Used to and Be going to and future simple (will) ?
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Translations of "Used"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Used to
A: “you”. We have no formal “you” in English. The word you can apply to those you know and are close with and those you respect.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Used to
A: It's pronounced a lot like "use to" because the trailing "d" of "used" and the "t" of "to" are blended together into one sound. Here's how I say it...
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Used
A: i used a pencil. i used my phone. it is just the past tense of use. just say what u use before.

Other questions about "Used"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce Used up.
A: Used up - "I used up this pen"
Q: Please show me how to pronounce Used.
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Q: Used to be me taking charged Does this sound natural?
A: It would be, "It used to be me in charge" :)
Q: Когда употребляется конструкция Used to
Приведите примеры
A: Извините, вы перепутали и смутили две вещи вместе.
To be used to = быть привыкающим к чему-то. (she IS used to cook soup in the morning)
used to = бывало (что..)
I used to go to summer camp when I was young = бывало, что я ехал в летний лагер когда я был молодым (= некоторое действие, которое было регулярным или повторяющимся, а теперь уже перестало)

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