English to Portuguese used to

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Daniel S.C.

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Hello,
I'm an English teacher and I would like to report a "mistake".
There is a Note (Nota) saying that in the negative , both didn't use to and didn't used to are correct. However, the latter is non-standard and should not be taught as being correct without further clarifications regarding dialects, regionalisms, etc.

Regards,
Daniel S.C.
 
  • MeggieBR

    Member
    Dictionary Editor
    Portuguese - Brazil
    Hello,
    I'm an English teacher and I would like to report a "mistake".
    There is a Note (Nota) saying that in the negative , both didn't use to and didn't used to are correct. However, the latter is non-standard and should not be taught as being correct without further clarifications regarding dialects, regionalisms, etc.

    Regards,
    Daniel S.C.
    I agree with you. In the explanation, it´s said that most people consider 'didn´t used to' incorrect, so it´s a warning. I´ll pass your concern on to the English base team. Thank you.
     
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