Be/Get Used To

If something is new and not strange to us, we use “used to.”

I am Turkish but I live in Germany. When I came to Turkey last summer, I found it really difficult because the traffic was very dense in Turkey;

In this case, we can say:

I was not used to the traffic in Turkey.

I wasn’t used to driving.

If the habit started later;

I got used to driving.

I am used to it now.

He is used to spending 100 Euros a month.

I am not used to my new T-shirt.

I am not used to sleeping after midnight.

I am getting used to getting up early.

Situation 1

Jane’s husband works 100 km away from home. So he is used to working there.

If used with a verb, “Used to/get used to” doesn’t take the infinitive (-to):

I am used to living here.

I wasn’t used to driving on the right.

If it takes a noun (phrase), “to” can be used:

I am used to the noise.

We are used to the cold weather in Russia.

It is very difficult to get used to driving in Britain because you have to drive on the left.

We used to live very near the center.

We will have to get used to the noise around us.

Jane has to get used to…

I am not used to the weather here.

She is used to living alone.

Situation 2

The teacher in her school was very strict so that the children couldn’t get used to the teacher.

Used To

Verb + infinitive (used to + base form of the verb):

We used to live in the country. (Not: I used to living)

I used to smoke but now I don’t.

I used to live alone but now I have a family.

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