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Be used to / Get used to

( Free Online English Grammar Lessons )

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Form : ( Be used to / Get used to + pronoun / noun / verb + -ing )

In English we use be used to to talk about things that we have become accustomed to or familiar with and are no longer strange to us.

  • I'm used to getting up at 6am every day.
  • I am used to the noise of the traffic.
  • I was used to living in a small apartment when I lived in Japan.

In English we use get used to to talk about things that we become accustomed to or familiar with over a period of time.

  • I'm slowly getting used to living in London.
  • I'm getting used to working at night.
  • I am getting used to it.

Be used to and get used to can be used in any verb form.

  • I haven't got used to it yet.
  • I'll never get used to it.
  • I wasn't used to living in such a crowded city.

Notes for use of be used to / get used to :

The form of used to in be / get used to doesn't change in questions or negatives.

  • Are you used to it? NOT Are you use to it?

Used to or Be / Get Used to?

  • I used to live in Australia. ( I lived in Australia in the past, but I don't live there now)
  • I'm used to living in London. ( I live in London now and I am accustomed to it)


Be going to
Be going to passive
Be used to / Get used to
Comparative
Defining relative clause
Echo tag
Expression
First conditional
Future
Future continuous
Future perfect continuous
Future perfect passive
Future perfect simple
Future simple passive
Greeting
Have/Get something done
Imperative
Implied conditional
Indirect question
Infinitive of purpose
Interjection
Mixed conditional
Modal
Modal passive
Non-defining relative clause
Other
Past continuous
Past continuous passive
Past perfect continuous
Past perfect passive
Past perfect simple
Past simple
Past simple passive
Polite request / offer / suggestion
Present continuous
Present continuous passive
Present perfect continuous
Present perfect passive
Present perfect simple
Present simple
Present simple passive
Question tag
Reduced relative clause
Reported speech imperative
Reported speech question
Reported speech request
Reported speech statement
Second conditional
Short answer
Superlative
Third conditional
Used to / would (past habit)
Was/were going to
Was/were supposed to
Wish
Would rather
Zero conditional