Be used to doing sth, used to do sth, what are the differences? Any time tenses to specify? Examples needed for better understanding. Thank you.
Mar 30, 2016 7:55 AM
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We use 'used to do smth' when we tell about the past events. For example, 'When I was a child, I used to go skiing'. It means that earlier I did it, but now I don't do it anymore. If you 'are used to smth, you are accustomed to it – you don’t find it unusual. For example, '5 years ago I was afraid of driving. But now I am used to driving'.
March 30, 2016
(Used to) is used to express past events that happened in the past, the equivalent tense is simple past. It's used in the following cases: 1- To express events that happened in the past on a regular basis: "I used to play football on Sundays." 2- To express past events that happened under certain circumstances or conditions: "He used to take long walks after rain." 3- A particular identity or profession that represented someone/something in the past + be: "I used to be a cop/ This place used to be a stadium." As for (to be use to), it has two types: 1- To be + used + to + verb +ing is used to express habits: I'm used to studying while listening to music. 2- To be + used + to + object pronoun (like me, him, it us etc./proper noun or noun clause (like John, Linda, Parisian food) is used to express that you're accustomed to someone/something and that you find them normal, familiar or pleasing: I'm used to it, they're used to cold weather etc.
March 30, 2016
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