Grammar. Past Simple or Used to Fill in the gaps with the correct forms of Past Simple or 'used to'. Use 'used to' when possible. In other cases, use Past Simple. 1. My parents (buy) a new car last weekend. 2. I (eat) porridge every morning. 3. you (stay) in a hotel or a hostel when you were in Italy? 4. I (see) nice shoes at the shop but they were too expensive. 5. My sister (like) soup but now she does. 6. Anna (be) a model but now she is a housewife.