To be used to meaning / Be used to grammar
Be used to sentences/ Be used to examples
- I am used to getting up very early. I am an early bird. (to be used to doing sth/ be used to + ing)
- My father is used to staying up. He is a night owl.
- I am not used to working in noisy places. (negative sentence)
- We are used to speaking to strangers or foreigners.
- I am used to foreigners. I do not find it difficult to speak to them. I am used to them.
- Are you used to eating snakes? No, I’m not.
- Are you used to crowded places? (to be used to something)
- I was not used to eating out, but I am used to it now. (negative sentence/ to be used to+ pronoun)
We use “be used to” to speak about things that are familiar and not strange or difficult for us.
“Be used to” is followed by verb + ing
“Be used to” can be followed by a noun or a pronoun.
The form of “used to” in “be used to” does not change in negative sentences and questions.
To get used to
Get used to examples:
- I have found a new job. I need to get used to suits and ties instead of my jeans.
- I still can’t get used to getting up early every morning.
- My kid is always losing her glasses. She has not got used to wearing them yet.
- I did not like tea with milk when I was a child, but I have recently got used to it.
- We use “get used to” to speak about things that become less strange, less difficult or familiar.
- After “get used to” we use verb+ing
- We can also use a noun or a pronoun after “get used to”