Ten rules to becoming a Python community member.

John Gordon gordon at panix.com
Wed Aug 17 02:33:56 CEST 2011


In <ef0722a3-59ff-4fc3-87a9-e637ce9e2ebd at en1g2000vbb.googlegroups.com> rantingrick <rantingrick at gmail.com> writes:

> > "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.

> Actually that assertion is wrong.

> No one can predict the future. Not even YOU can predict whether or not

Of course -- that's why the word "intend" was part of my answer.  Did you
overlook that crucial word?

I stand by my assertion that the phrase "I used to do X" carries the
meaning that you have done X in the past but DO NOT INTEND to do so
in the future.

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