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Every morning I go for a walk.
Every morning I'm going for a walk.

Use the simple present (and not the present continuous) to express a present habitual action.

Use the present continuous to express a habitual action with the word always or with a verb denoting a continuous state: He is always talking in class; He is living in London.

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They asked him to be captain, but he refused.
They asked him to be captain, but he refuses.

If you begin with a verb referring to past time, keep the verb forms in the past. The same rule applies to tenses throughout a composition.

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Last year I walked to school every day.
Last year I was walking to school every day

Use the simple past tense to express a habit in the past, and not the past continuous

Use the past continuous tense to describe events in the past happening at the time another action took place: I was walking to school when I met him.

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Sir, may I go home to get my book?
Sir, to go home to get my book?

The infinitive simply names an action without reference to person, number or time. Therefore, it can't make sense without the help of a finite verb

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I get up at six every morning.
I use to get up at six every morning.
Also possible:
I'm accustomed to getting up at six

The verb to use doesn't express a habit in the present. I use means I employI use a pen to write with.

Used to expresses a past state or habit and it usually refers to some old situation which no longer exists: I used to see him every day; My father used to play football very well.

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