Re: used to learn
Thank you very much, Kate.
My first thought was that perhaps adding 'used to' to 'learn' might change something and we didn't have this element of mastery, as in 'trying to learn' or 'is learning'. However, then I stated thinking that this might not be true and another member suggested this too, in spite of the fact that, for instance, the first sentence comes from a text book for learning English. (I've just added links in my first post.)
I've got another question, if I may.
Would it be OK to say then:
Jeff used to be learnig French, but now he learns Spanish instead.
He used to be learning French and German from my governess, and spoke fluently in German with me and in the schoolroom, where he usually prepared his Greek and Latin also.
EDIT: I've just seen that the were two posts, by Paul and Cagey, thank you, I'm off to read them.
Please correct my errors! Thanks.
Corrigez-moi, s'il vous plaît! Merci.
Пoжaлуйcтa, иcпpaвьтe мoи oшибки! Бoльшoe cпaсибo.