“Would” for past habits and repeated past actions (Listening) – Solution

A.
1) As a child, I always used to be hungry at the end of the school day.
2) As a child, I was always hungry at the end of the school day.
3) As a child, I would always be hungry at the end of the school day.

B.
Billy-Ray was a preacher’s son,
And when his daddy would visit he’d come along,
When they gathered round and started talking,
Cousin Billy would take me walking,
Ah, through the back yard we’d go walking,
Then he’d look into my eyes,
Lord knows to my surprise:

The only one who could ever reach me,
Was the son of a preacher man,
The only boy who could ever teach me,
Was the son of a preacher man,
Yes he was, he was, yes he was.

Being good isn’t always easy,
No matter how hard I try,
When he started sweet-talking to me,
He’d come and tell me everything is alright,
He’d kiss and tell me everything is alright,
Can I get away again tonight?

C.
Billy-Ray was a preacher’s son,
And when his daddy used to visit/would visit/visited he came/used to come/’d come along,
When they’d gather/gathered/used to gather round and would start/started/used to start * talking,
Cousin Billy took/would take/used to take me walking,
Ah, through the back yard we’d go/went/used to go walking,
Then he looked/’d look/used to look into my eyes,
Lord knows to my surprise:

Being good isn’t always easy,
No matter how hard I try,
When he would start/started/used to start sweet-talking to me,
He came/used to come/’d come and tell me everything is alright,
He’d kiss/used to kiss/kissed** and tell me everything is alright,
Can I get away again tonight?

*The ’d or used to in the first part of the line is omitted in the second part to avoid unnecessary repetition.
** kissed is not possible as it would be grammatically incompatible with the following tell.

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