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People didn't used to speak like that: on the reanalysis of used to in English: Is used sometimes an adverb?

  • Robert Cirillo

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English control verbs take infinitival complements that include the particle to:

  1. (1)
    1. a.She tried to read one book each week.
    2. b.She promised to read one book each week.

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People didn't used to speak like that: on the reanalysis of used to in English: Is used sometimes an adverb?

  • Robert Cirillo

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