Cover of the textbook English Grammar in Use

The key answer of exercise 18.2

The key to exercise solutions in chapter Unit 18 - Used to (do) for the textbook English Grammar in Use with authors Raymond Murphy from Cambridge University Press


Compare what Karen said five years ago and what she says today.


  1. She used to travel a lot, but she doesn’t go away much these days.
  2. She used to have lots of friends, but she doesn't know many people these days.
  3. She used to be very lazy, but she works very hard these days.
  4. She didn't use to like cheese, but she eats lots of cheese now.
  5. She used to be a hotel receptionist, but she works in a bookshop now.
  6. She used to play the piano, but she hasn't played the piano for years.
  7. She never used to read I She didn't use to read newspapers, but she reads a newspaper every day now.
  8. She didn't use to drink tea, but she likes it now. 
  9. She used to have a dog, but it died two years ago.
  10. She used to go to a lot of parties, but she hasn't been to a party for ages.