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  • Hello, and welcome to today's

  • Grammar Gameshow!

  • I'm your host, Will!

  • But I won't!

  • And of course let's not forget Leslie,

  • our all-knowing voice in the sky.

  • Hello, everyone!

  • Tonight we're going to ask you

  • three questions about

  • Used to and Would!

  • Those useful words for talking about past habits.

  • OK! Now, let's meet our contestants!

  • Hi everyone. I'm Mike!

  • And contestant number two?

  • Hi, Will. I'm Jay!

  • Welcome back, Mike!

  • OK! Let's get going, and don't forget

  • you can play along at home too.

  • Ok. Our first question is a quick-fire question, so

  • fingers on the buzzers.

  • Which verb form follows used to or would?

  • A verb with no to?

  • Leslie?

  • Good job, Jay. You are correct.

  • After using used to or would,

  • we use a bare infinitive verb.

  • That's a verb with no to, for example:

  • I used to go every day. I would go every day.

  • Jay, you get two points.

  • Now, for our second question -

  • and this is multiple choice.

  • Look at these four sentences.

  • One of them is incorrect. Which one is it, and why?

  • I used to go running every day.

  • I would go running every day.

  • I used to be shorter.

  • I would be shorter.

  • I used to go running every day?

  • No. I'm sorry that's not right.

  • I can give you another try.

  • B! I would go running every day?

  • Ohthis is awkward.

  • Wrong again. Care to try a third time?

  • C? I used to be shorter.

  • No.

  • Three strikes, and you're out I'm afraid.

  • Mike, why don't you give it a try?

  • Ok!

  • D! I would be shorter.

  • Is the right answer!

  • And why?

  • Because he chose the other three answers?

  • Right again!

  • Leslie?

  • Yep

  • D is incorrect because used to and would

  • talk about past habits.

  • But unlike used to,

  • would can only talk about actions,

  • not states.

  • Be is a state, so it is incorrect!

  • Well done! 2 points for you!

  • Alrighton to our third and last question

  • How does used to change when used as a positive,

  • negative and question?

  • It's the D!

  • In the positive used to has a D,

  • but in the negative and the question,

  • we change the spelling , so no D.

  • And how does this affect the pronunciation?

  • It doesn't.

  • Leslie?

  • Perfectly right again.

  • When used to is put into the negative or a question,

  • it changes spelling and loses a D.

  • However,

  • this does not affect its pronunciation.

  • For example:

  • I used to dance. I didn't use to dance.

  • Did you use to dance?

  • We all used to dance Leslie….

  • ...we all did

  • Well done! 1 point for you!

  • Well, that brings us to the end of today's

  • Grammar Gameshow.

  • Let's count out the points.

  • And the winner is...

  • Mike

  • with 58 points.

  • Well done! Here's what you've won!

  • A pot of jam!

  • Fantastic!

  • Spread the love.

  • And how did you do at home?

  • We'll see you again next week,

  • where you can play for an even bigger prize.

  • And Jay?

  • You had some good answers,

  • but it just wasn't meant to be.

  • Yes. I certainly

  • Bring forth the lions.

  • It looks like we'll need another contestant.

  • Thanks for joining us.

  • Say goodbye, Leslie.

  • Goodbye, Leslie!

  • See you again next time!

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Used to and Would: The Grammar Gameshow Episode 3

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/01
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