Ten rules to becoming a Python community member.

John Gordon gordon at panix.com
Tue Aug 16 19:25:52 EDT 2011

In <d577aa97-84f1-48ac-91fd-4355059cae40 at f7g2000vba.googlegroups.com> rantingrick <rantingrick at gmail.com> writes:

> ------------------------------------------------------------
>  ORIGINAL1: "I used to wear wooden shoes"
> ------------------------------------------------------------

> CONCISE_1a: "I wore wooden shoes"

"wore" does not convey the same meaning as "used to wear."

"wore" means you have worn them in the past.

"used to wear" means you have worn them in the past AND don't intend
to do so again.

John Gordon                   A is for Amy, who fell down the stairs
gordon at panix.com              B is for Basil, assaulted by bears
                                -- Edward Gorey, "The Gashlycrumb Tinies"

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