OK British grammar wizards...here's a pressing ESL question.
One of the grammar texts I am using with quite advanced students states that you can use these phrases, and others like them quite correctly.
I didn't used to like carrots.
Did you used to swim every day?
Now in N.Am, the only folks who use this kind of phrasing live far back in the Ozarks and haven't seen education beyond the third grade for several generations. They haven't been employed as long as anyone can remember and their uncle ain't neither...get my drift?
Well, this book was published in Oxford UK in 2003, making me wonder if these grammatical structures have a totally different implication on this side of the pond.
Please let me know, m'kay?