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Curso de Inglés Intermedio: Gramática Clase 24

Past habits: would

Constructions with would as a reference to past habits and presentation of the contrast with used to only for stative verbs.
Now that you know about used to, let’s try and express those ideas but using would. Is it possible to use would with every verb?

Explanation: We can also use would to talk about habits in the past. It is a bit formal and used in narrations. It doesn't work with stative verbs. Use to works with all the verbs.

Examples

  • Everytime I went out with my family, we would go to this little restaurant downtown that we loved.
  • I remember, after school, me and my friend would always play soccer for 2 or 3 hours.

[This is the final class of the course.]