What is the difference in below sentences between "would" and "used to"?

1) When he was free, he would go to the movies.

2) When he was free, he used to go to the movies.


3) When I was in 10th Std you would teach me English.

4) When I was in 10th Std you used to teach me English.

  • Format the question please. It's not understandable.
    – Maulik V
    Jun 9, 2014 at 11:19
  • It's spelled "used to". An answer to that question was given on ELU.
    – None
    Jun 9, 2014 at 12:16
  • @ user4084: Your examples 1 & 2 are pretty much identical (both would and used to are being used to mean were in the habit of). But 4 is a slightly "stretched" usage where you used to do something has more the sense of you did it [continuously/repeatedly] over an extended period of time. Which is somewhat different to 3 - a rather unlikely construction where the most credible interpretation is more like you would [sometimes] teach me. Jun 9, 2014 at 13:26


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