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.


  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 )

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