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They might look like punch shots if your use to a very high trajectory in your shots. When i first saw pro's play in person, after really getting into changing my swing, I though they hit it way low. Then i realized I just hit it way to high ;)


'nother couple'o'bucks in the pot.

You missed "pro's." b2_tongue.gif
post #614 of 1090
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You missed "pro's." b2_tongue.gif

 

Tryin' to save him some money.

 

:-D

post #615 of 1090

Much appreciated! :beer:

post #616 of 1090
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You missed "pro's." b2_tongue.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

 

Tryin' to save him some money.

 

:-D

 

And "use to" ;)

post #617 of 1090
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

 

 

 

And "use to" ;)

 

To be fair, that is a tough one. I'm never 100% sure when to use "use to" and when to use "used to". They are both correct depending on the situation.

post #618 of 1090
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

 

 

 

And "use to" ;)

 

To be fair, that is a tough one. I'm never 100% sure when to use "use to" and when to use "used to". They are both correct depending on the situation.

 

When is "use to" correct?  

post #619 of 1090
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post
 

 

When is "use to" correct?

 

 

My pitching wedge is what I "use to" chip from the fringe......?   :-P

post #620 of 1090
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When is "use to" correct?  

 

When used in the negative form, such as "I did not use to play blades, but now I do.". 

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English language sucks!!!

post #622 of 1090
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When is "use to" correct?  

 

Did Todd use to go skiing in the Alps?

 

We didn't use to fight like this.

 

She did use to wear too much make-up.

 

I have trouble with this one, here's an explanation from the net but I still have issues:

 

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Remember, we always use this word when talking about the past. So when do you use use towithout the d at the end? When the base form of the verb is used. Look at these examples- She didn't use to swim before noon. (Now she does swim before noon.) Or Did your father use to ride a horse? In these cases the past tense is shown with the did and didn't.

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If we want to make a negative sentence, the didn’t part shows that we are talking about the past tense.
It is NOT common to use Used to in negative form though we will show you how to do it anyway.

Compare the normal past tense:

  • played rugby on Saturday. (past - affirmative)
  • didn’t play rugby on Saturday. (past – negative – play doesn’t have the –ed at the end because the auxiliary didn’t tells us that the sentence is in the past tense)

And now let’s see a sentence with Used to:

  • used to like her, but now I hate her.
  • didn’t use to like her but now I think she is great.

Many times we use never instead of didn’t. In this case we use “used” in past tense. Compare:

  • didn’t use to smoke.
  • never used to smoke

Like I said, it's a tough one. Way more harder then lose/loose.

 

 

 

Above grammatical errors committed intentionally.

post #623 of 1090
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Originally Posted by Clambake View Post
 

 

When used in the negative form, such as "I did not use to play blades, but now I do.". 

 

What he said.

post #624 of 1090
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

English language sucks!!!

 

Well, the confusion amongst all of the rest of us is more than enough info to prove that you shouldn't owe any money for that one.  Nobody seems to be sure.  I used to think I knew, but now I know I obviously do not.

:-P

post #625 of 1090
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post
 

 

When is "use to" correct?  

 

When used in the negative form, such as "I did not use to play blades, but now I do.". 

 

Really bad sentence construction.  Just because it's possible to use it that way doesn't necessarily make it right.  More correct would be "I used to not play blades...".  Still a bit awkward, but grammatically correct.  Even better is "I used to play cavity irons, but now I play blades."  

 

Just about the only time I'll use the phrase "use to" is when saying something like "A fork is what I use to eat with."

 

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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

English language sucks!!!

 

Well, the confusion amongst all of the rest of us is more than enough info to prove that you shouldn't owe any money for that one.  Nobody seems to be sure.  I used to think I knew, but now I know I obviously do not.

:-P

 

 

I'll have to go back through and see what the fuss is about, since I didn't bother to read all 35 pages, but English is really not that difficult if one simply makes a point of trying to use it correctly all of the time.  I'm not even a college graduate, yet I feel that I'm a better writer than 3/4 of the people I see posting online.

post #626 of 1090
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

 

Did Todd use to go skiing in the Alps?

 

We didn't use to fight like this.

 

She did use to wear too much make-up.

 

I have trouble with this one, here's an explanation from the net but I still have issues:

 

Here's more:

 

Like I said, it's a tough one. Way more harder then lose/loose.

 

 

 

Above grammatical errors committed intentionally.

 

Curiously, "use to" can be replaced with "f**king" in all these cases and still be grammatically correct.  But it now sounds like a Samuel L. Jackson script.

post #627 of 1090

Yea I couldn't help myself :dance:

post #628 of 1090
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

Yea I couldn't help myself :dance:

 

It never stops being funny! 

 

:mad:

 

DO THEY SPEAK ENGLISH IN WHAT??????

 

:w00t:

post #629 of 1090
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Originally Posted by Clambake View Post
 

 

When used in the negative form, such as "I did not use to play blades, but now I do.". 

 

I would still argue that this is poor grammar, even if websites suggest it is correct.  

post #630 of 1090
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Originally Posted by bplewis24 View Post
 

 

I would still argue that this is poor grammar, even if websites suggest it is correct.  

You are not correct because you can't still replace "use to" with "f**king" and make it grammatically correct.:beer:

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