Used To vs. Would Worksheet


Complete the following sentences using would or used to. In some cases, either could be used.

1. My father ——————— smoke a lot.

a) used to b) would c) either could be used here

2. That shopping mall ———————- be a theatre.

a) used to b) would c) either could be used here

3. She ———————- work harder when she was young.

a) would b) used to c) either could be used here

4. I tried to explain things, but he ————————– listen to me.

a) would not b) used not to c) either could be used here

5. When we were kids we ———————– go hiking every Saturday.

a) would b) used to c) either could be used here

6. The car ———————- start again this morning.

a) would not b) used not to c) either could be used here

7. There was no chance that the train —————————- arrive on time.

a) would b) used to c) either could be used here

8. I ——————– drink, but now I don’t.

a) used to b) would c) either could be used here

9. He ——————— stay with his brother, but now he has rented an apartment in the city.

a) used to b) would c) either could be used here

Answers

1. My father used to smoke a lot.

2. That shopping mall used to be a theatre.

3. She used to work harder when she was young.

4. I tried to explain things, but he would not listen to me.

5. When we were kids we would / used to go hiking every Saturday.

6. The car would not start again this morning.

7. There was no chance that the train would arrive on time.

8. I used to drink, but now I don’t.

9. He used to stay with his brother, but now he has rented an apartment in the city.