English Grammar Be Used To
Learn English Be Used To Grammar

Grammar Level 2- Lesson Twenty Five

In this grammar lesson, you learn about Be Used To in English and how to use it in your English conversation and writing. Just follow examples and write them down a few times to learn them very well. After finishing this lesson, you should work on its quiz.

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(be) used to


“(be) used to” indicates that someone has adapted to a new situation. The situation was difficult or strange or awkward in some way, but then everything was okay. You can also use the verb “get” in place of the verb “be” — get used to.

Tom is used to sleeping on the plane when he takes a long flight.

Notice that the verb “be” changes depending on the subject: I am used to…, You are used to…., He is used to…, We are used to….

Jeff is used to his new skateboard.

After “be used to,” you can use a gerund or a noun. The example above uses a noun.

Jeff is used to riding on a skateboard.

This example uses a gerund after “be used to.”

He’s not used to being without his mother. That’s why he’s crying.

To make “be used to” negative, add “not” to the verb “be.”

She’s used to meeting people who think she was born in another country just because she looks Asian. In fact, she was born in Los Angeles.

He’s used to staying out all night.
He wasn’t used to people calling him “doctor” at first, but now he hears it every day.

She’s used to saying grace before she eats.

He’s getting used to working at a desk in a busy office. At first he hated it, but now it’s okay.

Note: You can use “get” in place of “be.”

He wasn’t used to being in prison at first, but he got used to it after living there for a few years.

She’s very rich. She’s used to going to parties and having other people do work for her.

They’re used to living in a cold state like Iowa. In fact, they love it!


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