…I used to be a caterpillar! Hello! Hello! I am Madame Butterfly … … and I am beautiful! …I used to look very different! The Secret Life of a Butterfly 1 But let me tell you …
I used to live on plants … The gardener was not happy with me! … and I used to eat sweet, young, green leaves. Mmmmm. I used to get into trouble for it too. The Secret Life of a Butterfly 2
He used to come running after me to catch me. But I used to hide under leaves where he could not see me. That used to drive him crazy. And I used to love that too. The Secret Life of a Butterfly 3
Used to 1 I used to be a caterpillar! base form Use used to + base form of the verb to talk about past habits or past situations that no longer exist in the present.
Be Careful! I used to eat green leaves. base form I dont eat leaves today. I drink the nectar of flowers! Used to always refers to the past. There is no present form.
Used to 2 Use used to in sentences that contrast the past and the present. Time expressions such as now, no longer, or not anymore emphasize the contrast. I used to hide from the gardener, but I dont do that anymore. Now, I fly right around his face, and he doesnt scream at me any longer.
Practice 1 Write about three things you used to do. Add sentences in the present using now, no longer, or not anymore. The gardener used to scream when he saw caterpillars. Example: Now, he doesnt scream at the beautiful butterflies.
Negative with Used to Form the negative with didnt + use to or never + used to + base form. Madame Butterfly didnt used to have wings. I didnt use to be so beautiful! use base form No –d with did !!
Questions with Used to No –d with did !! Form questions with did + use to + base form. Did you used to look different? Did the gardener use to try to catch you? use base form
Practice 2 Look at the sentences with used to. Form questions and negative statements for each sentence. The gardener used to love the caterpillar. Example: Did the gardener use to love the caterpillar? The gardener didnt use to love the caterpillar. The butterfly used to be ugly. The caterpillar used to drink the nectar of flowers. The gardener used to leave the caterpillar alone. Madame Butterfly used to live in a house Did the butterfly use to look different? The butterfly didnt use to look different. Did the caterpillar use to drink the nectar of flowers? The caterpillar didnt use to drink the nectar of flowers. Did the gardener use to leave the caterpillar alone? The gardener didnt use to leave the caterpillar alone. Did Madame Butterfly use to live in a house? Madame Butterfly didnt use to live in a house.
got used to drinking the nectar And I quickly got used to drinking the nectar of beautiful flowers. Be Used to & Get Used to Life is good when you are beautiful! Today life is very different. am used to people loving I am used to people loving me. are used to getting My friend and I are used to getting lots of compliments.
Be Careful! used to be used to get used to Do not confuse used to + base form of the verb with be used to or get used to. We used to eat green leaves. We are used to eating the nectar of flowers. Form of be leaves and flowers. We got used to eating leaves and flowers. Form of get
Be Careful! used to means be accustomed to. Get used to means Be used to means be accustomed to. Get used to means get accustomed to. am used to people loving I am used to people loving me. got used to getting She got used to getting lots of compliments.