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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
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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
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"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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