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so I've heard peolpe using would+infinitive when talking about past events. Example: "It was a great time. We would just sit there and play games all day."

My question is, is this a proper way to talk the past? If so, when do you use it?

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closed as general reference by RegDwigнt Jun 7 '12 at 17:14

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

    
Wiktionary: "3. Used to; was or were habitually accustomed to ( + bare infinitive); indicating an action in the past that happened repeatedly or commonly." –  RegDwigнt Jun 7 '12 at 17:15
    
Well, there is a difference between "used to" and "would", but since the question was closed, I can't post a real answer here. –  Alex B. Jun 7 '12 at 22:08

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