used to (questions)

In the English Grammar Profile, C1 point 201 in MODALITY is defined as

‘used to’ QUESTIONS

For example:

  The New York Times
19 Nov 2020

The following list does not specify whether or not it is basic past simple with the more common infinitive of purpose.  It must be manually checked. Even then searching for this structure is incredibly rare and almost impossible to find.

An iWeb search for:

did _P use_V _TO _VVI

1 DID YOU USE TO MAKE 186
2 DID YOU USE TO GET 130
3 DID YOU USE TO CREATE 122
4 DID YOU USE TO CUT 38
5 DID YOU USE TO FIND 34
6 DID YOU USE TO SHOOT 30
7 DID YOU USE TO PAINT 27
8 DID YOU USE TO STUDY 25
9 DID YOU USE TO DETERMINE 25
10 DID YOU USE TO BUILD 25
11 DID YOU USE TO CLEAN 24
12 DID YOU USE TO WRITE 22
13 DID YOU USE TO RECORD 21

*The following example is basic past simple with ‘use’ + infinitive of purpose.

14 DID YOU USE TO CAPTURE 20

  Australian Photography
What gear did you use to capture the images in the book?
2 Nov 2020
There are no examples in the TED corpus for: did * use to * ?

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