The price used to be a great deal lower then now, wasn't it?

Battle Toad

New Member
Hello!
I am doing some practice tests and in one drill I have to find a mistake (in structure of expression):
"The price of crude oil used to be a great deal lower then now, wasn't it?"
Please, tell me what is wrong with this question and how to say it right. And if you can, explain me, please, why this formulation is wrong. I think the problem is with "wasn't it".
Thank you for help.
 
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  • Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Yes, "used to" (did use to) doesn't go with "wasn't it?".
    Either:
    "The price of crude oil was a great deal lower then now, wasn't it?
    or
    "The price of crude oil used to be a great deal lower then now, didn't it?
    There's also a problem with "then now." Did you copy that correctly?
     

    Battle Toad

    New Member
    Yes, "used to" (did use to) doesn't go with "wasn't it?".
    Either:
    "The price of crude oil was a great deal lower then now, wasn't it?
    or
    "The price of crude oil used to be a great deal lower then now, didn't it?
    Thank you for help.

    There's also a problem with "then now." Did you copy that correctly?
    =) Oh. yes... It is my fault. "Than now", of course.

    Thank you.
     
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