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Posted By: GirlUWant

Posted On: Jul 13, 2006
Views: 659
used to...use to...none of the above...

Which of these sentences do you think is proper English?

I used to attend Blank High School.
I use to attend Blank High School.
I attended Blank High School.

The whole used to and use to question...it seems obvious to me that of the above sentences the third one would be the most proper, but people say used to or use to all the time...which also led me to question, which is correct? Used to or use to? Or, possibly, neither is correct, but more of a slang term.


Posted By: ass

Posted On: Jul 13, 2006
Views: 654
RE: used to...use to...none of the above...

"I used to attend Blank High School" is the correct term. "I attended" might be confused as having attended at one point in time, not a period of time. The alternative would be: "I would attend Blank High School" but that might be confusing also.


Posted By: GirlUWant

Posted On: Jul 13, 2006
Views: 647
RE: used to...use to...none of the above...

Attended is past-tense, just like used to would be a past-tense...


Posted By: ass

Posted On: Jul 13, 2006
Views: 644
RE: used to...use to...none of the above...

Yes, but there is past tense and past progressive tense


Posted By: Snail

Posted On: Jul 14, 2006
Views: 632
RE: used to...use to...none of the above...

GUW, for someone with an IQ of 138 or thereabouts your none too smart.


Posted By: GirlUWant

Posted On: Jul 14, 2006
Views: 629
RE: used to...use to...none of the above...

WHAT? LOL

If I wasn't smart I would just go around using your and you're incorrectly all the time and not even notice!

I emailed a teacher friend and she and I are in agreement on this issue!

We both agree that using use to is bad, used to is acceptable, but forming your sentence to avoid using either is the best option.

I attended Blank High School from 1995-1998.

That would be a great sentence.


Posted By: Ian Davis

Posted On: Jul 14, 2006
Views: 624
RE: used to...use to...none of the above...

I know some people that are good at spelling and grammar but are dumb as bricks with everything else so I don't think being good of bad at it is any gauge of intelligence. One exception though, if you don't know the difference between your and you're you are a goddamn drooling retard.


Posted By: Dave

Posted On: Jul 14, 2006
Views: 622
RE: used to...use to...none of the above...

Yeah, some of the dumbest people I know graduated from universities like Berkeley and Stanford. And by dumb I mean pedantic and completely lacking in common sense and ability to solve real world problems.


Posted By: Sarah

Posted On: Jul 14, 2006
Views: 618
RE: used to...use to...none of the above...

"I attended" is correct, but if you are attempting to use the colloquial, "I used to attend" is the more correct of the two options. "I use to" is completely wrong because it isn't even in the past tense.



Posted By: GirlUWant

Posted On: Jul 14, 2006
Views: 612
RE: used to...use to...none of the above...

How do you think we started using "used to" anyway? LOL It doesn't even seem to make sense.


Posted By:

Posted On: Jul 15, 2006
Views: 601
RE: used to...use to...none of the above...

how did we start using "u"?


 

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