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Shows past habit or action A that was done often
This usage emphasizes a nostalgic feeling about the action A
  この    でも          ものだ  
In the old days kids used to even play in this vacant land.
         よく   しかった ものだ  
My grandmother is a strict person and often used to scold me.
       でも           した ものだ  
My mother used to make us eat at least a few vegetables.
あそこ  よく        ものだ  
I used to often go fishing there.

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