Intermediate Level >> Grammar Worksheets >> This worksheet tackles a confusing difference in English when talking about past habits and routines - the difference between "used to" and "would".

"Used To" or "Would"?


1. Do you remember how your Uncle David WOULD sit in that chair and smoke those disgusting cigars?

2. Your mother USED TO have a Yorkshire Terrier when she was a young girl, didn't she?

3. For years, they WOULD go on holiday to the Rockies, but then it became very fashionable and, hence, expensive.

4. Years ago, I WOULD write a diary every day but then I got bored with doing it and I stopped. Maybe it was my life that was boring!

5. At the start of their marriage, they USED TO be very happy - but then it all went wrong!

6. You USED TO spell so well. Whatever happened?

7. When I was five, I USED TO be able to do incredible gymnastics. Now I can't even touch my toes.

8. Before getting my driving licence, I WOULD ride a bicycle everywhere. Premium

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