Hello, dear learners!
Today we have got one more lesson devoted to the phrase used to. We have already learnt some rules of using and making of used to . Please, revise them here.
As you can see, used to + infinitive can be used for past habits or states. In this case this expression can be replaced by the past simple form with no difference in meaning.
When I was a child, we played active games outside .
When I was a child,we used to play active games outside.
But we can use noun / pronoun / - ing form after used to. The meaning of these phrases is different:
- be used to + noun, pronoun, ing form = be in the habbit of, be accustomed to
She is used to living in this country.
She is used to the rainy weather here.
- get used to + noun, pronoun, ing form = become accustomed to
She will soon get used to the local food
They are getting used to working in the garden.
Note In these phrses we use to before the -ing form , not the infinitive !
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