Dad spoke/used to speak Dutch very well, but he's forgotten it now.

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marcogaiotto

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Italian
Dad spoke /used to speak Dutch very well, but he's forgotten it now.

Hello! Here I am again! Can you tell me which option is correct. I'd go for "used to speak", but I'm wondering if "spoke" is totally wrong.
Thanks a lot in advance!
 
  • lingobingo

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    English - England
    If you just use “spoke”, it sounds incomplete unless you explain it in some way, e.g. Dad spoke Dutch very well when he was younger, but…
     
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