Usually vs Used to

Usually VS Used To

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)

A.  USUALLY

       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.

Examples:

  • 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

Examples:

  • 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.

Examples:

  • 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) read more

Auxiliary or Main Verb TO HAVE

Auxiliary or Main Verb TO HAVE

Auxiliary or Verb TO HAVE

Auxiliary or Main Verb TO HAVE

       Hello my beloved readers, how are you going? I hope Allah always blesses you all. As we know that a sentence is a group of words usually ​containing a ​verb, that ​expresses a ​thought in the ​form of a ​statement, ​question, ​instruction, or ​exclamation which, when they are written down, begin with a capital letter and end with a full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark. (Also read : The Function of TO DO as Auxiliary or Main Verb)

       From the meaning of sentence above, we can conclude that verb plays important role in a sentence, however, sometimes we find weather the word is verb or not especially the word “DO” and “HAVE”. For that, in this occasion I want to share about the function of TO HAVE.

       Before discussing about TO HAVE, I want to discuss about the meaning of auxiliary. What are auxiliary verbs? Auxiliary verbs are also called helping verbs. Auxiliary verbs are used to help/assist the main verb of the sentience. (Also read other article at : Jenis Alat Musik Pengiring Lagu Dangdut) read more