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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"
"It Used To Be"
It used to be delusion
It used to be confusion
That consumed my mind

It used to be razors and knives
It used to be thoughts of my past lives
That devoured all my time

It just to be anxiety and depression
It used to be lack of another mental impression
That made happiness so hard to find

But now it's music instead of voices
And now it's love and my own choices
That make make this happy world, mine
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