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China Lissan 
imgur.com/a/9X43BnD Is this correct? “Didn’t you used to say”
2018-09-16 18:27
I’m just learning English and don’t know all the details so I’m wondering if that’s a correct sentence
2018-09-16 18:27
"used to" is word alone its correct imo
2018-09-16 18:28
I thought it’s supposed to be “Didn’t you use” instead of used
2018-09-16 18:29
No, it's 'used to'.
2018-09-16 18:42
Well, perhaps I was wrong. Still don’t understand why that’s correct.
2018-09-16 18:45
English is dumb
2018-09-16 18:45
#48
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Slovakia HowToHltv 
U r UK?? Didnt you used to is double negative...
2018-09-16 18:52
#44
2018-09-16 18:53
spiik inglich mai frend, would u?
2018-09-16 19:05
haHAA
2018-09-19 01:55
#73
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Sweden snappE 
where exactly do you see the second negative?
2018-09-16 20:11
It’s not correct tho
2018-09-17 18:48
#106
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Sweden snappE 
cars are fast tho
2018-09-19 10:32
Earth is flat
2018-09-20 17:58
Not really
2018-09-21 13:19
Can confirm
2018-09-16 18:53
I've looked it up and it seems like it may be 'use'. Things such as this aren't of the highest concern when learning, people will understand both. It's quite pedantic.
2018-09-16 18:50
“Use” is the correct one
2018-09-16 18:55
what about "love was"? shouldn't it be "love is"? :D I dunno, just wondering
2018-09-16 19:37
#72
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic pr0kda 
Cuz it’s in the past
2018-09-16 20:10
but it's kinda a general statement, not an action in the past, that's why perhaps it should be "love is"
2018-09-16 20:23
Ex; for me love *was* cuddling all day, now love *is* only about sex for me. Smth like that as an example i guess?
2018-09-16 20:47
yeah but that's implying she changed her mind, in op's quote we don't know that xD
2018-09-16 20:54
idk nothing about hunger games, or what series that is, but maybe she means something like before all that shit happens, and we had a normal life where love was something we had time for? well idk
2018-09-16 21:39
Yea
2018-09-17 18:59
approved by the SmartestGuyOnThePlanet. feelsgood
2018-09-19 00:37
#79
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Germany chillhase 
omg you are from the uk and you don't even know english wtf??? haven't you been to school?
2018-09-16 20:41
It’s funny how most of native speakers don’t even bother about making common mistakes, they do it all the time
2018-09-17 19:02
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Poland cGev 
British people are confused at this, becuase they would say: -You used to say ______, didn't you?
2018-09-19 02:45
Yes. "used to" is not the past form of 'use' in this case.
2018-09-16 18:30
No, its not a word alone. Its "didnt you use to say".
2018-09-21 13:21
yes
2018-09-16 18:28
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Baxted 
Im not from england but i think its correct
2018-09-16 18:29
#5
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New Zealand @kekekekekeke 
it is...
2018-09-16 18:29
It’s not
2018-09-16 18:54
#70
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New Zealand @kekekekekeke 
it is.
2018-09-16 20:08
#102
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Denmark ilnert 
Doubt that
2018-09-19 06:12
It’s not
2018-09-21 13:25
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cromen | 
Norway RyeNO 
yep it is
2018-09-16 18:29
yes correct
2018-09-16 18:29
#10
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United Kingdom Fizzled 
yeah it's fine
2018-09-16 18:30
Fine but not correct
2018-09-16 18:55
#57
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United Kingdom Fizzled 
it's fine in spoken english but it's not grammatically correct, you're right.
2018-09-16 18:58
what about US? these guys are using 'you was' in their essays. Not even talking about their spoken English slang etc.
2018-09-19 02:46
#108
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United Kingdom Fizzled 
that's just embarrassing
2018-09-19 18:00
expected from NA oh wait
2018-09-20 02:40
Use* instead used i guess i maybe wrong
2018-09-16 18:35
Yea I thought the same that’s why I posted to ask
2018-09-16 18:35
'You use to say' doesn't sound right.
2018-09-16 18:44
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Finland istop1 
theres no did there so ofc
2018-09-16 18:45
#27
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United States TriHardSeven 
Used is correct
2018-09-16 18:44
#63
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Ireland lander1337 
used is the only correct way. EDIT : Looks like it depends actually.
2018-09-16 19:11
Yea
2018-09-16 19:49
0/8
2018-09-17 18:49
#12
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Iceland _natas_ 
Brukade inte du säga att kärlek var det viktigaste av allt?
2018-09-16 18:31
Don’t understand sorry
2018-09-16 18:37
He says that he's a Faze fan and plastic af.
2018-09-16 18:38
Ah ok
2018-09-16 18:39
#31
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Finland iamretard 
no i didnt used to say that
2018-09-16 18:45
#13
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Austria iVulkaN 
didn't you use to say* is correct, since ''didn't'' already is past tense you dont need ''used''
2018-09-16 18:33
Yeah that’s exactly what I thought. But people above say it’s still correct.
2018-09-16 18:37
The people above are wrong. A lot of native speakers make lots of mistakes too because if said out loud "didn't you used" and "didn't you use" sound very similar and most people wouldnt pick it up as a mistake out loud
2018-09-16 18:44
#30
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Austria iVulkaN 
+1 native speakes are usually the ones with the most mistakes grammar wise
2018-09-16 18:44
Yeah, native speakers learn things naturally instead of looking at the actual rules ( then again english goes against so many rules lol)
2018-09-16 18:45
So which one is correct? Use?
2018-09-16 18:46
Yep 100%
2018-09-16 18:46
#43
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
facts right here +1
2018-09-16 18:50
#71
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New Zealand @kekekekekeke 
you dont need to, but you can use if you want.
2018-09-16 20:09
#91
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Faroe Islands I_Oof_myself 
+1
2018-09-17 19:03
Should be use
2018-09-16 18:35
#64
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Ireland lander1337 
no it shouldn't. It's should be "used". It's the only correct way. EDIT : Looks like it depends actually.
2018-09-16 19:11
Didn't you use sounds more correct imo lol
2018-09-16 18:41
I think the same
2018-09-16 18:46
what about "love was"? shouldn't it be "love is"? :D I dunno, just wondering
2018-09-16 19:37
Didn’t you Hence “love was”
2018-09-17 18:50
#21
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Japan Switchance 
According to this website: 5minuteenglish.com/mar20.htm it should be "use"
2018-09-16 18:41
#23
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Finland iamretard 
'used to' is one way to do the past progressive. The standard way of negating 'used to' would be to 'I never used to X' or 'I stopped Xing' or 'I wasn't Xing'. 'I didn't use(d) to' is non-standard; neither is to be written in formal language (newspapers, school work). SO how it is spelled is not rule based. Either way is as 'correct' as the other because either way is not 'correct'. I'd personally write 'didn't used to' because it's pronounced the same way as the positive. 'didn't use to' might be more logical, but logic doesn't always apply in spelling
2018-09-16 18:42
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Finland iamretard 
"He didn't use to ... is correct. The verb is "use" and since the auxiliary "did" requires a plain (infinitive) verb-form, "use" must be correct. "Use" has no present tense form, but the past tense form "used" occurs in examples "He used to smoke" and the odd-sounding "He usedn’t to smoke" and "Used he to smoke"?
2018-09-16 18:43
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Finland iamretard 
So, when I say, “I used to go there”, I mean that I had a habit of going there. “I was used to the weather” means that I was accustomed to the weather. Now, “I was not used to the weather” means that I was not accustomed to the weather. Here, the auxiliary verb is “was” which does not modify the verb. But the auxiliary verbs, “did” and “did not” modify the verbs in the sentence, when used. The auxiliary verbs, “did” and “did not” function as constant modifying auxiliary verbs which always modify the tense of the sentence to simple past tense and hence we do not place other verbs in the sentence in the past tense but in simple present tense. The task of embedding the sentence into a simple past tense form is always done solely by the auxiliary verbs “did” and “did not”(didn’t). So, “I did use to go there” and “I did not use to go there”, both are correct. The two sentences can also be respectively phrased as, “I used to go there” and “I used to not go there”. But grammarians dictate that both, “I did not use to…” and “I did not used to…”, are correct and acceptable.
2018-09-16 18:44
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United States threeiiis 
shut up nerd.
2018-09-16 18:46
#40
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Finland iamretard 
So, when I say, “I used to go there”, I mean that I had a habit of going there. “I was used to the weather” means that I was accustomed to the weather. Now, “I was not used to the weather” means that I was not accustomed to the weather. Here, the auxiliary verb is “was” which does not modify the verb. But the auxiliary verbs, “did” and “did not” modify the verbs in the sentence, when used. The auxiliary verbs, “did” and “did not” function as constant modifying auxiliary verbs which always modify the tense of the sentence to simple past tense and hence we do not place other verbs in the sentence in the past tense but in simple present tense. The task of embedding the sentence into a simple past tense form is always done solely by the auxiliary verbs “did” and “did not”(didn’t). So, “I did use to go there” and “I did not use to go there”, both are correct. The two sentences can also be respectively phrased as, “I used to go there” and “I used to not go there”. But grammarians dictate that both, “I did not use to…” and “I did not used to…”, are correct and acceptable.
2018-09-16 18:48
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Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic pr0kda 
Tldr
2018-09-16 19:11
God at english gg.
2018-09-16 18:49
r8 show?
2018-09-16 18:44
It was great at the beginning but then the plot kinda got weird and boring, too corny I guess
2018-09-16 18:52
#41
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
should be "use to" but i've seen and heard both tbh
2018-09-16 18:49
#45
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United States PsychoLogical 
yes its correct/acceptable
2018-09-16 18:52
But correct and acceptable isn’t exactly the same thing
2018-09-16 18:53
#56
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United States PsychoLogical 
Well then it's correct in my eyes, didn't you use to and didn't you used to are both correct but the latter makes more sense
2018-09-16 18:57
When I heard it at first, it made me perplexed since I thought “Didn’t use” would be correct
2018-09-16 19:03
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Estonia Turittu 
Should be "use" instead of "used" but seems correct.
2018-09-16 18:52
#52
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
Correct option is "Didn't you use to say". No need to feel thank you.
2018-09-16 18:54
I thought the same that’s why I decided to create this topic
2018-09-16 19:04
#58
Czech Republic Wer_ 
I remember writing ''I did not use to'' to an essay and the teacher marked it wrong. Honestly it does not matter because some people use ''used to'' as a verb - then it's ''did not use to'', if they colloquially use it as an adjective then it would be ''did not used to''
2018-09-16 19:02
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Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic pr0kda 
CoolStoryBob Tldr
2018-09-16 19:10
#62
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Norway SkaMathias 
sounds wrong to me at least
2018-09-16 19:08
#74
shox | 
Poland neverbait 
just speak ching chong coz you used to speak this
2018-09-16 20:13
#75
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Europe themissionary 
in my book its incorrect
2018-09-16 20:13
correct way is "didn't use to". you never use -ed after didn't
2018-09-16 20:17
didn't use to.
2018-09-16 20:25
It’s used to NA education
2018-09-17 19:03
stfu georgefagnington fakeflagger. fucking baguette go suck a croissant.
2018-09-17 19:11
stfu georgefagnington fakeflagger. fucking baguette go suck a croissant.
2018-09-17 19:11
huh? lol
2018-09-17 20:18
stfu georgefagnington fakeflagger. fucking baguette go suck a croissant.
2018-09-19 01:57
Capital D colon
2018-09-19 02:40
xD
2018-09-20 17:35
#80
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Portugal Pokemine 
You say "You were used to..." not "You don't used to" So, imo, it should be "Weren't you used to..."
2018-09-16 20:43
+1 finally someone with a brain And all retards a live saying that’s correct lmao
2018-09-17 18:51
#103
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic pr0kda 
ha
2018-09-19 06:46
But that's only when you use it as an adjective
2018-09-19 09:29
#101
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Brazil vinnyzeraNTC 
Grammatically it's incorrect I think, because that phrase is already in the past due to the use of "didn't", there's no need for the main verb to be in the past tense in this case. But in spoken colloquial English I think it's correct. Again, I don't know much about the latter since I don't usually talk to people in English, but grammatically it is 100% incorrect.
2018-09-19 03:24
#105
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France mintzz 
Correct
2018-09-19 09:32
I don't think so
2018-09-20 17:35
#112
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France mintzz 
Actually you're right, my bad.
2018-09-20 17:57
+1
2018-09-20 19:07
#107
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China AyvaNjj 
bu shi women pengyou ^V^
2018-09-19 10:33
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