BE USED TO DOING SOMETHING / GET USED TO DOING SOMETHING – Now I Know

 

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BE/GET USED TO DOING SOMETHING

Do you know how to use BE USED TO DOING SOMETHING and GET USED TO DOING SOMETHING?

We use these expressions to talk about something we do often. Here is what you need to know:

 

BE USED TO SOMETHING   

BE USED TO DOING SOMETHING   refer to:

something you OFTEN DO

something you DON’T MIND DOING (=you are okay with it)

 

GET USED TO SOMETHING   

GET USED TO DOING SOMETHING   refer to:

BECOMING FAMILIAR WITH SOMETHING NEW

 

 

EXAMPLES

BE USED TO SOMETHING – I am used to the smell that comes from the restaurant in my building.

BE USED TO DOING SOMETHING – Pete is used to working on the computer all day.

 

GET USED TO SOMETHING – I am getting used to the smell that comes from the restaurant in my building.

I got used to the noise a long time ago.

GET USED TO DOING SOMETHING – Pete will get used to working on the computer all day.

He has got used to driving to the office every day.

HOW TO ASK A QUESTION WITH BE USED TO?

 

Is Pete used to the smell that is coming from the restaurant?

Are you used to driving to the office every day?

 

 

HOW TO ASK A QUESTION WITH GET USED TO?

 

Is Pete getting used to the noise that is coming from the restaurant?

Are you getting used to driving to the office every day?

HOW TO PUT BE / GET USED TO IN THE NEGATIVE?

As with questions, you can use the auxiliary verbs to form the negative sentences.

I am not used to driving to the office every day.

Pete isn’t used to the noise from the restaurant. It always gives him a headache.

We haven’t got used to working late every day.

Pete won’t get used to working the night shift. He needs his sleep.

IMPORTANT:

DO not confuse USED TO DO SOMETHING with BE USED TO SOMETHING or GET USED TO SOMETHING.

Read more about USED TO DO SOMETHING here.

Take an INTERACTIVE QUIZ to practice all 3 USED TO structures here

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