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How to use "Used to" - "Be used to" - "Get used to"

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Transcript of How to use "Used to" - "Be used to" - "Get used to"

"USED TO", "BE USED TO" AND "GET USED TO"
USED TO (1/2)
* We use "used to" in order to talk about a change (in comparison to the past).
*Something done in the past but we no longer do in the present (regular action in past).
* A past state.
USED TO (2/2)
BE USED TO (1/1)
Emma: 1960
Emma: 2014
Examples:
I
used to
drive at night.
I
used to
be athletic
.
I
used to
be married.
I
used to
wear shorts
.
I
used to
drink beer.
I
used to
play soccer.
I
used to
be young
.
Emma: 1950
Examples:
I
used to
ride a bike.
I
used to
obey.
I
used to
play with dolls.
I
used to
sleep 10 hours a day.
I
used to
study before the exams.
I
used to
be dependent on my family
I
used to
eat much ice cream.
Emma´s birth
Emma´s death
Justin Bieber´s Life
1.
Did
Justin Bieber
use to
be a lovely boy?
Yes, he
did
(or) Justin Bieber
used to
be a lovely boy

2.
Did
J. B.
use to
play soccer?
No, he
did
not (or) No, Justin Bieber
did not use to
play soccer. He
used to
play hockey.

3. What type of popstar
did
J.B.
use to be
?
Justin Bieber
used to
be a national canadian popstar.

4.
Did
J.B.
use to be
in jail?
No, he did not (or) No, Justin Bieber
used to
be free!
Always use infinitive after "used to"
* We use "be used to" to say something makes part of your routine.
* To say something is normal to you now.
* When you "are used to something", we have done or experienced it before, so we do not find it difficult or strange (we are accustomed to that).
1. I am
used to waking up early
every day.

2. Are you
used to exercising
every day?
Yes, I am (or) Yes, I am
used to exercising
every day.

3. Is John
used to running
10 miles every day?
- Yes, he is (or) Yes, hes is
used to running
10 miles daily.
- No, he is not (or) No, he is not
used to running
10 miles every day. He can only run 1 mile!
Always use gerund after "be used to"
GET USED TO (1/1)
* We use "get used to" to say something is getting part of your routine.
* When you are "getting used to something", you have tried it out before, but still you are not fully accustomed to it).
1. I am
getting used to eating
small portions of food (not like this).

2. Are you
getting used to exercising
every day?
No, I am not. (or) No, I am
getting used to exercising
once a week, for now.

3. What are you
getting used to
?
I am getting used to eating less, but nothing changes overnight!
Always use gerund after "get used to"
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