Usually VS Used To
Usually vs Used to
A common mistake both for learners of English is the difference between “Usually” and “Used to”. We sometimes say “usually” instead of “used to”. For example; when I was child, I usually swam in the river. Is this example true? For the answer of this question, let’s study the difference between “usually” and “used to” below. (Also read : Recreation to Kenjeran Beach)
The meaning of “usually” is in the way that most often happens.
“Usually” is used for saying what is true or what happens regularly in the present.
- He usually gets home about six o’clock.
- I usually just have a sandwich for lunch.
- Is your friend usually so rude?
- Usually we go skiing in February.
- “Do you cook your own meals in the evenings?
As commonly or habitually happens: As usual
- Dictionaries are usually printed on thin paper.
- The 6 p.m. train is usually very crowded.
- I usually do the weekly shop on a Monday.
- She doesn’t usually take part in any of the class activities.
“Usually” is followed by an infinitive or infinitive + s.
- The children usually stay with their grandparents for a week in the summer.
- She usually plays games in her room.
B. USED TO
The meaning of “used to” is in the way that most often happened in the past.
“Used to” is used for saying what was true or what happened regularly in the past, especially when you want to emphasize that this is not true or does not happen now. (Also read other article at : Istilah Dalam Permainan Bola Basket)