Lesson 8 - Clothes
On This Page
- The difference between "used to", "be used to", and "get used to".
- "Find the Mistake" review activity
"used to" vs. "be used to"
vs. "get used to"
As we studied in Advanced Lesson 2 "used to" can be used to express past habit.
I used to walk to school.
In the negative form the word "didn't" indicates that the sentence is negative so "used to" changes to its basic form "use to". Similarly, in the question form the word "Did" indicates that it is a question.
I didn't use to walk to school.
Did you use to walk to school?
be used to
We use the verb "to be" together with "used to" to express that we are accustomed to something.
I am used to exercising every day.
get used to
We use the verb "get" together with "used to" to express that we are becoming accustomed to something.
I am getting used to waking up early.
"be used to" and "get used to" are used with the gerund (the -ing form of the verb) while "used to" is used with the infinitive (the basic form of the verb).
I used to walk.
I am used to walking.
I get used to walking.
Select the sentence that has a similar meaning.
On a piece of paper or in a word processing program, write one sentence using each of the verbs from this lesson (used to, be used to, get used to).
Study English Abroad
You will find more information about studying English abroad and inexpensive alternatives to studying abroad in the Study Abroad area of Passport to English.
|Study Abroad Information
Why study abroad?
What to look for in a study abroad program
Types of Programs
Alternatives to Study Abroad
Recommend Passport to English to your friends!
Click on NEXT to go to the next page in the lesson.