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Used to / Be used to / Get used to
I used to live in London. Now I live in Spain.
I used to speak English every day. Now I speak Spanish every day.
I used to drink a lot of beer. Now I don’t drink beer.
We use used to + infinitive to talk about a past situation that
is no longer true.
What other things do you think I used to do when I lived in the UK?
I used to eat a lot of fish and chips.
I used to have dinner at 5pm!
I used to go to record shops and book shops.
I used to play football in the park.
I used to watch a lot of TV in the UK.
He used to drive on the left.
I used to carry an umbrella a lot.
I didn’t use to eat a lot of rice.
I didn’t use to sleep after lunch.
Now in Valencia, I drive on the right, I usually eat later.
– Use the adverb of frequency ‘usually’ for present habits.
It was difficult for me to get used to going out late at weekends. But
now I’m used to eating late.
I’m used to eating paella.
I’m used to driving on the right.
I’m used to having a siesta.
Be used to means 'be accustomed to'.
Get used to is the process of becoming used to something.
It took me a long time to get used to eating late at night.
It didn’t take me a long time to get used to driving on the right.
Be used to and get used to are followed by a noun, pronoun or the -ing
form of a verb, and can be used about the past, present or future.
I was used to the weather.
I was used to wearing warm clothes.
I’m used to having air conditioning.
I’ll never get used to the hot and humid Spanish summer.
What has it been difficult for you to get used to?
What things did you used to do but you don’t do now?
What would it be difficult to get used to if you went to live in the UK?