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Past Simple/Continuous



 Past Simple/Continuous

Read the text. Choose the correct verb forms.

The rock band Van Halen always had/were having a rider in their contacts asking for bowls of M&M chocolates in their dressing room – but with all the brown ones taken out!
The band were including/included their rider because they wanted to check if their promoters read the contract properly. If the band found/were finding any brown M&M s while they were getting/got ready to go onstage, they knew that there would be problems at the gig.

For example, the following accident happened/was happening when they were doing/did a gig in Colorado. While the technicians were putting/put up the equipment, some of it
was crashing/crashed to the floor. It was costing/cost $80,000 to repair the damage. Interestingly, the promoters at that gig forgot/were forgetting to take the brown M&Ms out of the bowls.

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1.There are____apples in the fridge. 2.Is there____bank near here? I'm new and still wandering around the city. 3.There aren't _____oranges left! 4.Would you like____coffee? 5.Do you have____clue how to solve this problem? 6.I have____very interesting books, come and we can read together! 7.Tony was having ____ problems with his car, so he couldn't drive his child to the school. 8.She didn't have_____toys left to play with, so I borrowed her_____.
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Used to/Get used to/Be used to

‘used to + infinitive’ and ‘be/get used to’
‘used to + infinitive’ and ‘be/get used to’ Students have difficulties in making distinction between used to + infinitive and be/get used to + ‘ing’ form because they look similar. As a matter of fact, they are totally different.

‘used to + infinitive’

Used to is for things that happened in the past and have no connectivity to present:

Peter used to smoke three cigarettes a day. My boyfriend used to drink a lot of coffee during sleepless nights. Sarah and her mother used to go out for a walk every day. Negative form is ( odrični oblik je) : didn't ( did not) use to: I didn't use to smoke before.
Question form is (upitni oblik je) : Did she (subject)  use to..? Did she use to drink a lot of coffee?

As you may guess you can not use 'used to' in the present. To talk about present habits we use the present simple and an adverb of frequency (usually, always, often, never, etc.)

e.g. I often eat at the Japanese restaurant in the city c…