Which of the sentences below is correct?
- My son used to play video games a lot when he was a child.
- My son played video games a lot when he was a child.
Are they both correct? If not, is there a difference in their meaning?
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They're both correct.
The main difference between them is that the first one implies that the son doesn't play video games much any more; the second one leaves this question open.
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines used to as:
used to say something happened repeatedly in the past but does not happen now