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I'm not sure if this is generally true or not. There is a good discussion of the differences in _The Grammar Book_ by Marianne Celce-Murcia and Diane Larsen-Freeman. They point out that 'used to' is often used to introduce a story, while 'would' is often used to expand on it (e.g., When we were young, we used to visit the cottage every year. We'd play in the surf...).

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