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Uses of Used to

Uses of Used to

'Used to' as a Modal is used
1.For a state of things in the Past
There used to be a big tree many years ago.
2.For Habit or Repeated action of Past
I used to play cricket when I was young.

Let’s see what we have learnt

1.         __________ he live long!                                2.         One __________ work or starve.
3.         A rat __________ not eat a cat.                       4.         Every body ______ love his country.
5.         We __________ obey our elders.        6.         This cloth __________ washing.
7.         I am sure she __________ pass.                      8.         He __________ oppose his wife.
9.         It __________ rain tomorrow.             10.       She __________ sit in the last row.
11.       Be careful lest you __________ fail.  12.       You __________ worry about this.
13.       You _________ to have good manners.          14.       We __________ obey our parents.
15.       I thought he __________ be at home. 16.       Last year she __________ wear the
                                                                                    same coat for one month.
17.       She said that she ____ carry my books.           18.       He __________ not speak so rudely.
19.       We ______ make all kinds of mistakes.          20.       You _______ have finished it by now.

Check yourself here  

1. May, 2. must, 3. can, 4. should, 5. ought to/should, 6. neednot, 7. will,
8. darenot, 9. may, 10. used to, 11. should, 12. need not, 13. ought, 14. ought to, 15. might,
16. would, 17. would, 18. should, 19. can, 20. must.

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Articles- Uses of Definite article THE

Definite Article

THE When used in a General Sense a Common Noun does not have an Article before it Example Man is not immortal.
When a person, thing, or place is talked of, Indefinite Article is used. However, when the same repeated, Definite Article is used. Example We saw a ten-rupee note lying on the road. The note we saw lying on the road was new. A girl noted a stranger sitting in a car. The girl noted the stranger sitting in the red car.
However, a Common Noun in Plural does not have a definite article before it. Example Birds live in nest. Children have a sweet tooth.

We must use Definite Article THE Before… 1. Superlative Degree of an Adjective The best, the easiest, the least
2. Adjectives used as common nouns The rich should not hate the poor.
3. The names of rivers, seas, oceans, bays, gulfs etc. The Nile, The Sea of Japan, The Pacific Ocean, The Chilka Lake, The Bay of Bengal. The Gulf of Mannar
4. The names of the Historical Buildings The Victoria Palace, The Qutab.
5. The planets, Direction, Heavenly…

Order of First, Second and Third Person Pronouns

Order of First, Second and Third Person PronounsAll of us know about Personal PronounsFirst PersonI , MY , ME Second PersonYOU , YOUR , YOU  Third PersonHE , HIS , HIM SHE , HER , HER THEY , THEIR , THEM  But did you know how to put them in order
if all the three kinds of Pronouns fall in a sentence ?
Well here is the rule
(many might not know)  1.
If the sentence presents an action of positive nature
the order used is 
Second Person, Third Person and then First PersonExample You, he and I have ultimately succeeded in our research.
2. If the action given in the sentence is of negative nature  then the order becomesFirst Person, Second Person and then Third Person Example I, you and he all are culprit of deceiving the innocent man.