Used to and Would always


Used to atau Would Always yang digunakan?
Used to dan Would keduanya digunakan untuk menyatakan kebiasaan di masa lampau. Artinya perbuatan yang rutin dilakukan di masa lampau, yang tidak lagi kita lakukan saat ini.

Walaupun keduanya sama-sama menyatakan suatu kebiasaan di masa yang lampau namun ada perbedaan dari keduanya. Penjelasan berikut mudah-mudahan dapat membantu bagaimana kita dapat membedakannya.

WOULD ALWAYS
lebih menekankan kegiatan berulang-ulang di masa lampau, yang cendrung  memberi kesan extreme, kadang-kadang berkesan ketidaksukaan atau kesenangan.

USED TO menyatakan suatu kebiasaan yang normal saja. Misalnya, dulu saya suka bernyanyi, biasa jalan kaki ke sekolah, berenang dan lain-lain. Kebiasaan ini mungkin dilakukan bertahun tahun.

Untuk memperjelas keduanya perhatikan contoh-contoh kalimatnya:


  • Sam would always bring his friends to Nancy’s party. [Sam dulu suka membawa teman-temannya ke pesta Nancy.]
  • She would always come home very late, especially when her friends asked her to go out. [Dia kebiasaan pulang terlambat, apalagi kalau teman-temannya mengajaknya keluar.]
  • I used to live in London for 4 years. [Saya dulu tinggal di London selama 4 tahun)
  • Did you use to go by bus to school? [Apakah Anda dulu sering naik bus ke sekolah?]
  • I hated Mike. He would always ask me for money when he got broke. [Sebel aku sama Mike. Dia selalu minta uang ketika ia bokek.]
Contoh dalam percakapan:

A
I had a little sleep last night.
B
What happened? You usually sleep early.
A
Mike came home very late last night. In fact, he would always come home late, and bang the door! I wouldn’t always open the door for him and we would often end up having a row.
B
It happened to me too a long time ago.
John would often throw things near him when he flew off the handle. Having a row in a family seems like a part of family life. I’ve learned a lot from that.

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