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Used To

'Used To' is used to express an action or habit that was common in the Past but now that action or habit no longer takes place. When we speak 'used to', the final D in the verb 'used' is pronounced like a 'T' and since the next word 'To' also begins with the 'T', it appears that there is only one 'T' and it sounds like 'Use to'.

Bhootkaal kee kisee aadat yaa hameshaa hone waalee kriyaa (Karataa thaa) ko vyakt karane ke liye 'Used To' kaa prayog kiyaa jaataa hai.
Jab ham 'Used to' bolate haiN to verb kaa aakhiree akShar 'D' kaa uchchaaraN 'T' kee tarah hotaa hai aur choonkee agalaa shabd bhee 'T' se shuru hotaa hai to lagataa hai kee ek hee 'T' hai aur isakaa uchchaaraN 'Use to' jaisaa lagataa hai.

Examples

MaiN pahale dhumrapaan kiyaa karataa thaa. I used to smoke before.
MaiN Theek 9 baje so jaayaa karataa thaa. I used to sleep at sharp 9 o'clock.
Vah rupaye udhaar liyaa karataa thaa aur lauTaanaa bhool jaataa thaa. He used to borrow money from me and forget to pay it back.
Vah shaam ko sair karane jaayaa karatee thee. She used to go for an evening walk.
Vah har doosare din raat kaa khaanaa chhoD diyaa karataa thaa. He used to skip dinner on alternate days.
Usakee ek jhalak paane ke liye vah usake ghar roj jaataa thaa. He used to go to her home everyday to have a glimpse of her.
Mujhe school meiN vigyaan bahut achchhaa lagataa thaa. I used to love science at school.


Vah meeloN sair kiyaa karataa thaa. He used to walk for miles.
Ve apane janmadivas par naachate aur gaate thay. They used to sing and dance on their birthday.
Shantur har hafte ice cream layaa karataa thaa. Shantur used to bring ice cream every week.
Geeta sardiyoN ke mausam meiN bhee ice cream khaayaa karatee thee. Geeta used to take ice cream daily during winter season also.
Vah class se bhaag jaayaa karataa thaa. He used to bunk the classes.
MaiN vaanchhit khilona naa milane par royaa karataa thaa. I used to weep on not getting the desired toy.
Mere pitaajee roj raat ko pujaa kiyaa karate thay. My father used to do pujaa daily at night.
Meree maa hameN paDhane ke liye biThaayaa karatee thee. My mother used to make us sit for studying.
Ham bhai chhoTee chhoTee baatoN par aapas meiN laDaa karate thay. We brothers used to fight among ourselves on trifles issues.
Hamaaree bahan hamaaree shikaayat kiyaa karatee thee. Our sister used to complain about us.
Kabhee kabhee vah lambee choDee haankaa karatee thee aur jhooTh bolatee thee. Sometimes she used to exaggerate and tell a lie.
Tab ham use dhamakaayaa karate thay. Then we used to threaten her.
Badale meiN vah bhee hameN dhamakaayaa karatee thee ki vah hamaare haathoN par raakhee nahee baandhegee. In return she also used to threaten us that she would not tie rakhi on our hands.
Jab meiN jawaan thaa, maiN har garmiyoN meiN apanee daadee se milane jaayaa karataa thaa. When I was young, I used to visit my grandmother every summer.

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'Did/Did not' can be used in the negative and interrogative sentences of 'Used to'. After the use of 'Did', 'Use to' is written in place of 'Used To'. 'Used To' is used to express an habit of past but for expressing an habit of present time we cannot use 'Use To'.

'Used To' ke prashnavaachak aur nakaaratamak vaakyoN meiN 'Did/Did not' kaa bhee prayog kiyaa jaa sakataa hai. 'Did' ke prayog ke baad 'Used to' kee jagah 'Use To' likhaa jaataa hai. Bhootkaal kee aadat vyakt karane ke liye 'Used to' kaa prayog hotaa hai parantu Vartamaan samay kee aadat ko vyakt karane ke liye ham 'Use to' kaa prayog nahee kar sakate.

Examples

Vah sach nahee bolaa karataa thaa. He used not to speak truth.
Vah sach nahee bolaa karataa thaa. He did not use to speak truth.
Vah bus meiN safar nahee kiyaa karatee thee. She used not to travel in bus.
Vah bus meiN safar nahee kiyaa karatee thee. She did not use to travel in bus.
Ham itane lagaataar lunch yaa dinner ke liye baahar nahee jaayaa karate thay. We used not to go out for lunch or dinner so frequently.
Ham itane lagaataar lunch yaa dinner ke liye baahar nahee jaayaa karate thay. We did not use to go out for lunch or dinner so frequently.
Vah apane aapako apane kamare meiN band kar ghanTo aaraam nahee kiyaa karatee thee. She used not to shut herself in her room and rest for hours.

Vah apane aapako apane kamare meiN band kar ghanTo aaraam nahee kiyaa karatee thee. She did not use to shut herself in her room and rest for hours.
Kyaa hum har Ravivaar ko mandir jaayaa karate thay? Used we to go to temple on every Sunday?
Kyaa hum har Ravivaar ko mandir jaayaa karate thay? Did we use to go to temple on every Sunday?
Kyaa vah office meiN carromnahee khelaa karataa thaa? Used he not to play carromat office?
Kyaa vah office meiN carromnahee khelaa karataa thaa? Did he not use to play carromat office?

'Be Used To' is used to express the state of being accustomed or habitual of anything in present time. The form of 'Be' are - Is, are, am, was, were, will be, shall be. Here after 'Used To' Noun, Pronoun or Verb+Ing is used.

'Be Used To' kaa prayog Vartamaan meiN kisee cheej kaa aadee honaa yaa abhyast honaa yaa abhyaasee honaa kee sthiti ko vyakt karataa hai. 'Be' ke roop hai - Is, are, am, was, were, will be, shall be. Yahaan 'Used To' ke baad, Sangyaa, Sarvanaam yaa Kriyaa kaa Ing roop (Verb+Ing) aataa hai.
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Examples

Vah jhooTh bolane kaa aadee hai. He is used to lying.
HameN coffee kee aadat hai. We are used to coffee.
Vah is shor kee abhyast hai. She is used to this noise.
Use shaam kee chaay ke saath TV serial dekhane kee aadat hai. She is used to watching TV serials along with evening tea.
Mujhe puraane madhur gaano ko sanane kee aadat hai. I am used to listening to old melodious songs.
HameN usake aalochanaatamak vyavahaar kee aadat hai. We are used to her criticizing nature.
Shantur ko raat bhar computer par kaam karane kee aadat hai. Shantur is used to working on computer all night.
MaiN jald hee nivarit jeewan kaa aadee ho jaaungaa. I will soon be/get/become used to retired life.
Mujhe ek din meiN is mobile kee nayee visheshtaao ko istemaal karane kee aadat ho gai. I got used to using the new features of this mobile in a day.
Vah ek hafte meiN automatic washing machine ko chalaane kee addee ho gai hai. She has become used to operating fully automatic washing machine in a week.
Tumhe jaldee hee unakee majedaar TippaNiyoN ko sunane kee aadat ho jaayegee. You will soon be used to listening to his funny comments.



Dulhan ko kuchh dino meiN badboodaar durgandh kee aadat ho gai hai. The bride has got used to stinky smell in a few days.
Tum turant he is valaasamaya jindagee ke aadee ho jaaoge. You will soon get used to this luxurious life.
Use abhee bhee aadhee raat ko khaanaa khaane kee aadat hai. He is still used to taking meal at midnight.
Tum Angrejee jaanate ho parantu tumhe bolane kee aadat nahee hai. You know English but you are not used to speaking it.
MaiN jaldee is vyaayaam ko karane kaa aadee ho jaaungaa. I will soon get used to doing this exercise.
Mujhe green chaay kee aadat hai. I am used to taking green tea.
Usane achchaa samay liyaa parantu antatah use mobile applications chalaane kee aadat ho gai hai. It took her a considerable time, but she is finally used to using mobile applications.
Mujhe kabhee bhee London ke ekdam ThanDe mausam meiN rahane kee aadat nahee hogee. I will never get used to the chilled weather of London.

Sometimes 'Used To' can be replaced with 'Would'.

Kabhee kabhee 'Used To' ko 'Would' se badalaa jaa sakataa hai.

Examples

Mere pitaajee roj subah chaay bhee lene se pahale nahaate thay. My father used to take bath daily before taking even tea.
Mere pitaajee roj subah chaay bhee lene se pahale nahaate thay. My father would take bath daily before taking even tea.
Vah subah roj yoga karatee thee. She used to do yoga everyday in the morning.
Vah subah roj yoga karatee thee. She would do yoga everyday in the morning.


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