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The use of "used to" does that require the ing form: I used to go or I used to going? 

asked May 03 '12 at 17:22 sueli New member

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"Used to" is used in two different cases:


Auxilliary verb: I used to go.

Here it is followed by a bare infinitive.


Adjective/Idiom: meaning: accustomed, habitual

I am used to getting up early. 


In the question asked it is used as auxilliary verb so it will take infinitive.

I used to go.

link comment answered May 04 '12 at 11:44 Rahul Gupta Expert

You would use that with the simple form.  It makes no sense to use a past tense form with a progressive present form.

link comment answered May 03 '12 at 17:37 Courtney Contributor

"Used to" is an auxiliary verb.  An infinitive should be used just after an auxiliary verb.  So the correct word is "go". 

link comment answered May 04 '12 at 08:54 Z. A. Jazley Contributor

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