USED TO, BE USED TO, GET USED TO

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Used to

It expresses that a particular thing always happened in the past, but it does not happen anymore.

Examples:

  • used to live in Dublin.
  • She used to study French at school.

Structures

We use this form as any other verb in Past Simple:

  • Did you use to swim regularly?
  • Yes, I used to go swimming everyday.
  • No, I didn’t use to swim.

Be used to, get used to

1.Be used to is used to express something you are familiar with or you normally do.

Examples:

  • I‘m used to working long hours.
  • Peter is used to getting up very early. He always gets up at 6am.

2.Get used shows that something is in the process of becoming normal.

Examples:

  • He doesn’t like that job, he is getting used to it.
  • She got used to living in China after 2 years.

These two forms are followed by either a noun or a -ING form (gerund):

Get used to
                               + NOUN       I got used / am used to the rain after 3 months in Ireland
Be used to
Get used to
                               + ING           I got used / am used to waking up early 
Be used to