How to sign used to in American Sign Language

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Sign Instructions:

Begin with both hands in front of you with the wrist of your dominant hand resting on the back of your non-dominant hand. Your dominant hand should be oriented away from yourself and your non-dominant hand should be oriented down.


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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for used to
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, folding the other fingers into your palm.

Non-Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Non-Dominant Handshape for used to
Make a fist with all fingers curled over the thumb, which is tucked in front of the fingers.

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