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‘Used to’ expresses the idea that something was an old habit that stopped in the past. It indicates that something was often repeated in the past, but it is not usually done now. It also talks of past facts and generalisation. ‘Would always’ is similar to ‘used to’ as regards old habits but often used for expressing wilful/ objectionable habits which could be annoying, unwelcome or amusing.

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