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What is the difference between What are the difference between these sentences below:

1. I was not used to driving motor cycle

2. I didn't used to drive motor cycle

3. I didn't get used to driving motor cycle

Actually for the positive form I know exactly the difference and how to use, but in negative form it's confusing me, I think that all of those sentences above has the same meaning althought has difference formula. Could anyone here help me to explain? Thanks in advance 😊

May 25, 2019 12:52 AM
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1. I was not used to driving a motorcycle

This means "I was not accustomed to driving a motorcycle."  It means that you did not drive a motorcycle very often (or maybe you never drove one at all).  The phrase "used to," in this case, means "accustomed to" or "familiar with," like in the sentence, "It's hard for me to get up early, because I'm used to sleeping until noon."

2. I didn't used to drive a motorcycle

This means that in the past, you did not drive a motorcycle.  It is implied that you do drive a motorcycle now, but you didn't in the past.  The grammar is a bit informal.  The meaning of "used to," in this case, is that you did this regularly in the past (as in the sentence, "I used to be good at sports, but now I'm not.")

3. I didn't get used to driving a motorcycle

This means that even though you DID drive a motorcycle, you never became accustomed to driving it.  You never "got used to" driving a motorcycle.  (The meaning of "used to" is the same as in #1.)

May 25, 2019

1) I was not used to driving a motorcycle 

*Driving the motorcycle feels foreign.

2) I didn't use to drive a motorcycle.

*It's something you didn't do before but do now.

3) I didn't get used to driving a motorcycle

*Driving a motorcycle still feels foreign to you


May 25, 2019
@Gray thankyouuuu so much, I got the point now
May 25, 2019
@hailey thankyou for you explanation, I have another one question confusing me

what about the difference between:

1. I was not used to driving a motorcycle

2. I am not used to driving a motorcycle

May 25, 2019
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