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Jasmine use to take piano lessons, but now she is learning to play the trombone.

Jasmine used to take piano lessons, but now she is learning to play the trombone

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    As mentioned in the possible duplicate, the confusion arises because the 's' in 'used' is pronounced with an 'S' sound in this compound tense (for most English speakers), and with a 'Z' sound elsewhere: I used to go (=yoost); I used two gophers = (=yoozd). In my dialect (Canadian) the 'oo' in the second pronunciation is also longer. The 's' in 'use' when it is a noun is always 'S'.
    – Merk
    May 30, 2014 at 6:20

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used to

You are describing a past state, hence use of the past tense, used. If "use to" is found, or heard, it is most likely because the -d got lost in the following t-.

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  • Use to would not (or at least should not) be written. If it is, it is because of unfamiliarity between written and spoken usage. I agree with you, though, that it is very common in speech for the reason you stated. May 30, 2014 at 6:00

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