I used to like cars like this …

Old car

I often hear the phrase ‘in former times’ used as a translation of the German word ‘früher’. Actually, we English speakers don’t use this phrase.

I would suggest you use the phrase ‘used to’.

“I used to live in Hamburg but now I live near Cologne.”
“She used to play netball when she was younger.”

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Written by Christine Burgmer

12. June 2014