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Flashcards in Be/get used to something Deck (11):
1

I'm/get used to something = it is not n__ or str____ for me.

I'm/get used to something = it is not new or strange for me.

 

Bill lives alone for 15 years. He is used to it. He is used to living alone.

Barbara's husband is often away. She doesn't mind. She is used to him being away.

Diane has a new job. She has to get up before 6:30. She isn't used to getting up so early.

2

After be/get used you cannot use the inf_______.

 

After be/get used you cannot use the infinitive (to do/to drive, etc.).

When we say "I'm used to something", to is a preposition, not a part of the infinitive. 

Bill is used to living alone. (not Bill is used to live)

Lisa hadn't to get used to driving on the left. (not get used to drive)

3

Is there a difference between I am/get used to and I used to?

 

Yes there's a difference between I am used to and I used to.

 

I am used to = it isn't new or strange for me.

I'm used to the weather is this country.

I'm used to driving on the left.

 

I used to = I dit it regularly in the past bu no longer do it.

The structure is "I used to (do)":

I used to drive to work everyday.

We used to live in a small town.

4

We used to _____ (live) in a small town.

We used to live in a small town.

5

Tom used to _____ (drink) a lot of coffee. Now he prefers tea.

Tom used to drink a lot of coffee. Now he prefers tea.

6

I feel very full after that meal. I'm not used to _____ (eat) so much.

I feel very full after that meal. I'm not used to eating so much.

7

I wouldn't like to share an office. I'm used to _____ (have) my own office.

I wouldn't like to share an office. I'm used to having my own office.

8

I used to _____ (have) a car, but I sold it a few months ago.

I used to have a car, but I sold it a few months ago.

9

When we were children, we used to _____ (go) swimming every day.

When we were children, we used to go swimming every day.

10

I'm not the boss here! I'm not used to _____ (be) told what to do.

I'm not the boss here! I'm not used to being told what to do.

11

Your friends move on busy street. It's very noisy.  They'll have to get used/using to the noise.

Your friends move on busy street. It's very noisy.  They'll have to get used to the noise.