always used to

Pos   Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:26 pm GMT
That's correct, M56. And note this...

I never used to like...
I didn't use to like...

Both correct in their spelling.

These are not..

I never use to like...
I didn't used to like...
Guest   Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:45 pm GMT
I never use to like...

...watching your differently personalities talk to each other, and I still don't.
Travis   Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:52 pm GMT
Pos, sorry, I half-read M56's earlier post rather badly, and for some reason thought it was referring to writing "used to" as "use to" in general (which I have seen, and which annoys me quite a bit). And yes, I probably would write "use to" in such cases, more out of deference to orthographic conventions than anything pertaining to actual pronunciation.

(Mind you that "use to" versus "used to" is consistent with my pronunciation; I will say ["justu:] where one would write "use to" and ["jus:tu:] or ["just:u:] where one would write "used to".)
Guest   Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:34 am GMT
<<I never used to like...
I didn't use to like... >>

To me, and I think many others, the pronunciation remains the same in each of those spellings.
Guest   Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:52 am GMT

Type in the address above and see what you think.
M56   Wed Jul 18, 2007 6:10 am GMT
<It is better not to use "used to" in questions or negative forms; however, this is sometimes done in informal spoken English. It is better to ask questions and create negative sentences using Simple Past.>

Now that is nonsense.