What is It?
It deals with the verbs used to or would, or the simple past tense of a verb (I saw, you called).
When to Use?
|* Describe a situation that was in the past, but no longer exists.||1. We used to have a big fluffy dog who would lick us top to bottom, but then it got sick and soon died.
|*Show how an event happened repeatedly or continuously.||1. We would buy caramel candies and root beer every Friday.
Important Extra: Time-Specific
There is a different type of past habitual tense called time-specific past habitual. It uses the word before.
- Before becoming a master-level chess player, I studied over 30 books on chess.
- Before we married, we dated for 60 years.
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