Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 18:33:30 -0400 From: Beverly Flanigan Subject: Re: used to could Well, DInIs, we Deep Northerners do say "used to be able to"--I heard no other way until I moved to Ohio! (And you don't get any deeper North than western Minnesota and Fargo; the scenes of snows and floods in "Monte" and Granite Falls, MN are from my neck of the woods--I grew up near the Yellow Medicine River, which flows into the Minnesota, which flows into the Mississippi....)