To be used to

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.
  • 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.

Tips:

  1. We use “get used to” to speak about things that become less strange, less difficult or familiar.
  2. After “get used to” we use verb+ing
  3. We can also use a noun or a pronoun after “get used to”

 

“Used to” is different from “be used to” and “get used to”. Learn how to use “used to” in this important lesson. ( used to be used to )