It’s fairly easy to talk about repeated actions or a particular state in the past. These are called habits in the past and there are different ways to express this in English. For a complete overview of what these habits in the past are and how you express them, click here.
Past Habits Exercise 3
You can find the exercise below:
Complete the following sentences by expressing habits or a state in the past. Choose between used to + infinitive and would + infinitive.
1.Usain Bolt (to run) really fast!
2.He (always, to check) his watch at the exact same time.
3.There (to be) a crane over there.
4.People (not, to live) very long in the past.
5.My sister and me (to get up) early to watch cartoons.
6.I (not, to like) reading books.
7.My friend (to buy) a new phone each year.
8.Our teacher (to talk) very fast.
9.He (to get) angry every time someone forgot his book.
10.Dwayne Johnson (not, to have) any money when he was young.