यसको प्रयोग विगतमा हुने गरेको तर अहिले नहुने गरेको अथवा विगतमा हुने नगरेको र अहिले हुने गरेको कुरा जनाउन गरिन्छ । यसको अर्थ गर्थेँ वा गर्दिनथें हुन्छ । तपाईंले गर्थें भन्नु भयो भने अहिले गर्नुहुन्न भन्ने अर्थ लाग्छ । त्यस्तै, गर्दिनथें भन्नुभयो भने अहिले गर्नु हुन्छ भन्ने अर्थ लाग्छ ।

I used to smoke. (अहिले गर्दिन)

She did not use to like me. (अहिले मन पराउँछिन्)

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S+ did not use to v1+ obj गर्दिनथें
Did + s+ use to v1+ obj? गर्थैं ?
Wh+ did+ s+ use to+ v1+ obj? किन गर्थें ?


When I was a child, I used to like the smell of petrol.
She used to work at a bookstore.
Santosh used to read novels a lot.
Her manners used to be very cross.
We used to live in the same street as them. So we often used to see each other.
I also used to be a college student.
Narayan used to play the guitar.
What did you use to do when you are lonely?
He used to work in finance, but now he runs his own business.
We used to go camping every summer, but now we prefer beach vacations.
The children used to take the bus to school, but now they walk.
He didn’t use to be organized, but now he plans his day down to the minute.
We didn’t use to travel abroad often, but now we make it a priority to visit new places.
The children didn’t use to play video games, but now they are hooked on them.
Did he use to work as a teacher?
Did you use to play soccer every weekend?
Did the children use to have a pet dog?
What does he use to study in college?
When do you use to go on vacation?
Why do the children use to take piano lessons?

Translate the following into English:

  1. उनी स्कुलपछि हरेक दिन गितार बजाउथें ।
  2. उनी पहिले मासु खान्थिन् तर अहिले शाकाहारी हुन् ।
  3. उनीहरु पहिले न्यूयोर्कमा बस्थे तर अहिले लण्डनमा बस्छन् ।
  4. मलाई कफी मन पर्दैन थियो, तर अब म कफीबिना आफ्नो दिन सुरु गर्न सक्दिन।
  5. उनी नियमित व्यायाम गर्दिनथिइन्, तर अहिले उनी हरेक दिन जिम जान्छिन् ।
  6. उनीहरु स्वस्थकर खाना खाँदैनथे तर अहिले उनीहरु आफूले खाने कुरामा धेरै सचेत छन् । (watch what they eat)
  7. तपाईं पियानो बजाउनुहुन्थ्यो?
  8. उनको लामो कपाल थियो?
  9. तिनीहरू गाउँमा बस्ने गर्थे?
  10. तपाईं आफ्नो खाली समयमा के गर्नु हुन्थ्यो?
  11. उनी रिटायर हुनुअघि कहाँ काम गर्थिन्?
  12. उनीहरू आफ्ना हजुरबा हजुरआमालाई भेट्न कत्तिको जान्थे?

Complete the following sentences using “used to”:

  1. I __________ (exercise) every morning before work.
  2. She __________ [hang out] with her friends every weekend.
  3. What __________ you __________ [do]?
  4. Where __________ she __________ [work]?
  5. When __________ they __________  [travel]?
  6. They __________ [fly to] to different countries every year.
  7. He __________ [work] for a big corporation before he started his own company.
  8. He __________ [not paint], but now it’s a hobby.
  9. We __________ [not camp], but now we do it every chance we get.
  10. The children __________ [ not skateboard], but now they love it.
  11. We __________ [live] in a small apartment, but now we have a house.
  12. The children __________ [mess around] at a local park
  13. I __________ [like gardening], but now I enjoy it.
  14. __________ you__________ [play a musical instrument]?
  15. __________ she __________ [have] a ponytail?
  16. __________ they __________ [go]? to the movies
  17. __________ he __________ [cook]?
  18. __________ villagers __________ [attend concerts]?
  19. __________ the sheperds __________ [swim]?
  20. She __________ [not dance] so well.
  21. How often __________ he__________ [jog]?
  22. Why __________ we __________ [take a walk in the park]?
  23. What __________ the children__________ [do after school]?
  24. They __________ [not bike], but now they do it every day.