using soler for used to

JulieA2Kwiziq community member

using soler for used to

Yo solía cantar en un grupo de rock

yo cantaba en un grupo 

is there a difference between the above?

do they both mean I used to sing?

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Julie

Both mean the same, but the structure with soler is a bit more emphatic. Also, while using soler is always going to convey the idea of "used to" or in the present "suelo...""I usually...", when we use the imperfect tense of the main verb (without soler), it can mean "I used to..." or "I was [doing]...", or "I did something [regularly]" depending on the context.

I hope it clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

using soler for used to

Yo solía cantar en un grupo de rock

yo cantaba en un grupo 

is there a difference between the above?

do they both mean I used to sing?

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