267 Comments on “English Grammar – I USED TO & I’M USED TO”

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Thanks James, it’s cool.
I didn’t know the form “I’m used to V-ing”.

Friday, March 27th 2009

    To maxim, i hope i can help you by this..

    S + V2B (To Be) + used to + Ving
    S = I, YOU, WE,THEY, HE, SHE, IT
    Tobe : Am, Are , Is

    Thursday, July 14th 2016

      u r good girl

      Friday, December 9th 2016

Hi James,
I really confuse with the construction of:

S + V2B + used + to + Ving.

ex: I am used to working …

I thought after the preposition to, it was not correct to put Ving.

Could you be so kind to give more information about that?

Thanks in advance

Friday, March 27th 2009

    Did you watch the lesson or did you not? JAMES says you can say that sentence you putt… so that mean you can say it. Stupid!

    Saturday, March 28th 2009

      DogMan — you can reply to other students, but please do not insult them! You make mistakes too; everyone does. There are even some mistakes in your comment here. Let’s all just be friends!

      Saturday, March 28th 2009

      sorry your grammar is wrong…

      Wednesday, January 5th 2011

      I’m used to spending my nights learning English.

      Wednesday, April 4th 2012

        I feel the same :D

        Wednesday, July 20th 2016

    Thanks Dogman

    Sunday, March 29th 2009

      i enjoyed learning english.thanks for the lesson

      Wednesday, April 4th 2012

    am ,is ,are ….these are v2b

    Monday, August 8th 2011

    lol i agree with you.That’s what i also thought,I’m an English Lang student but I’m not quite satisfied with what my teacher teach me that’s why I’m here:)

    Sunday, May 20th 2012

Thanks a lot for the explanation!!!!!

Really good and clear

Saturday, March 28th 2009

I think this is the answer I was looking for

Why do we use -ing for a verb after be used to? Because we always use -ing for a verb after a preposition – and the to is a preposition

Sunday, March 29th 2009

    I think the simplest answer it’s a special, an irregular case. You just have to learn it. :)

    Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Hi , James . I’m Shun.There is something
I really need to ask about.
I’m not pretty sure how the word ”used to”
So can you please define it for me ?

Monday, March 30th 2009

    i used to work in a school…… the statement wrong

    Thursday, November 22nd 2012

thanks james. very helpful video
i am a broken english person, and i
always dream i wish my english is perfect
so thank you very much…pls post more video

Wednesday, April 1st 2009

Dear Jmaes,

Elaborate more on word ” TO BE ”.

Its really confussing.

I watched the complete chapter but you expalined little about

” TO BE ”.
So, please give us some more examples.

Friday, April 10th 2009

Thanks teacher for all this information.

Friday, April 17th 2009

Hi James
Today I have known a more way to use the verb Ving. The understanding of the using of the verb Ving is very difficult to me. I hope you can do other videos about this matter.
Your lesson are always very interesting and useful to me.
Thanks a lots

Friday, May 1st 2009

Dear James
I have written a few times for you but I hadn’t have a luck to talk to you yet.
Here is my question, please let me know.
Int he below paragraph why don’t we say ” students are confusing or confused) the word confusing is it a gerund or present participle (verbal). Verbals are the most confusing sections in English grammar.
This English lesson outlines the difference between “used to” and “I’m used to”. I’m used to hearing ESL students (confusing )these two, so watch this lesson and learn the difference!

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, May 6th 2009

hi there

I wanna ask you mr.james which tense used with ” I’m used ”


Saturday, May 23rd 2009

It was really interesting and useful.

Tuesday, May 26th 2009

Thank you again James. You are brilliant.

Friday, May 29th 2009

ok let me see if I understood.

When I was younger, I used to play all day long in the park.

I’m used to playing in the park all Saturdays.
I’m not used to talking to strange people.

Please let me know if they are correct…….Thanks……

Sunday, May 31st 2009

Thank you again for the useful info.I have a question here.

What about ( get used to )? we use it like:

used to or I;m used to…..

Friday, June 5th 2009

It is very usefull lesson

Thursday, June 11th 2009

Oh, it’s a very nice class, James!! Thank you!

I just wanna know the difference between “I get used to” and “I’m used to”… is it the same thing?!

Thanksss a lot!

Thursday, September 17th 2009

Dear James,

Thank you very much for this useful and interesting topic, honestly this is my first time to know this difference and will start use it immediately.

Thursday, September 24th 2009

Teachers, I am really learning from your video lessons.It does help me to improve my grammar.Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, September 30th 2009

hey James! nice lesson but I have a question, why do you use the ING with the verbs if u have “TO” so the first thing I do to set a verb in gerund is eliminate the “to” so I think you must say I’m used to work everyday “not Working”
you have my e-mail so
write to me please as sonn as posible. thanks!!!

Friday, November 6th 2009

thank’s james alot

Sunday, February 21st 2010

Thank you for the very interesting lessons!!!

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010

thank for help us .gooooooooooooooooooooo on you are a good teache

Thursday, April 29th 2010

U r a very good teacher,really)

Friday, April 30th 2010

thanx mr.james for the info

Monday, May 3rd 2010

hi, james.thanks for share your knoweldge to us. Can you explain to me the different between although and though.

Tuesday, May 18th 2010

thanks sir james its a good imf

Sunday, May 23rd 2010

sorry teacher may I ask why you forget to explain, (use to)only goes after (did you use)for explanple. . . maybe others are comfused.

Anyway . . if anybody ask me, you the best teacher that I met . . .

Thursday, May 27th 2010

Thank you James

Sunday, May 30th 2010

Hello Mr. James
I just wanna know if this sentence is correct:
She was used to doin the chores around the house but then she had to got to used to doing nothing. (i’m not the one who gave this example yet I think there’s something wrong)
pls help. >_<

Saturday, June 5th 2010

I have two questions of using “Negative” with used to :
(1) I used to go to school earlier. –> I didn’t use to go to school earlier? or I used to not go to school earlier? (which one is correct?)
(2)I am used to dressing up–> I am not used to gressing up or I am used to not gressing up? (which one is correct?) Please kindly advise with thanks

Monday, June 14th 2010

    I didn’t use to go to school early.

    I am used to dressing up.

    Sunday, March 25th 2012

hey latteice0205..
i think dat wud be like….i wasn’t used to go to school.
am i rite?

Thursday, June 17th 2010

thanks james it helps alot james

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010


I have a question, but first I’d like to say that I am loving the lessons, it is really helping me, however, you did one thing that I noticed I don’t know.

You put “to wearing”, and I couldn’t understand why, I would probably put “to wear”, could you explain me that.

Thank you for the lessons,


Wednesday, July 7th 2010

Hi james..
im great for your teach it’s mostly are good in english now to 10 days past ago.watching movie. i had to got more topics in grammar.But then i would like to say for it is the best and terdeness your teach.whose more are people all theme interest for improvement accent to speak englsh..thanks james on to all teacher shown all.

Thursday, July 29th 2010

hi james
this is my first day
please i need your help me i have a Problem with the grammar and Listen ??

Thursday, August 5th 2010

you have very good method really i love it , thank you so much sir ,

Friday, August 6th 2010

i think you wrong.”i used to” is right but “i used to” is wrong.i think it must be”i use to+v-ing”.i have learnt it for a long teacher also taught me like that”i use to+v-ing”.not like you”i used to + v-ing”

Sunday, August 8th 2010

HI James,
this is the first I know the difference between two.Im used to learning english ,pretty good because of you guys.THANK YOU

Monday, August 9th 2010

You are great James.
I learn a lot through your lessons, they are interesting, fun and short.
Thank you!!!

Wednesday, August 11th 2010

Thanks a lot Mr James.
It is realy helpful and now I know what the diffence is.
I’m alwasys used to watching your lesson.

your student

Friday, August 13th 2010

wow! clearly understood! thank you sir james! mwah!

Friday, September 3rd 2010


Friday, September 10th 2010


Friday, September 10th 2010

Oh, James! You are so nasty! You should be punished by a gorgeous chinese mistress. Get ready for golden rain ;)

Thursday, September 30th 2010

hi name is daniel a one quez i used to is similer a i’m used to

Tuesday, October 5th 2010

i like your teaching more

it can impove my eng alot

Monday, October 18th 2010

This ‘s my first time to run and I m very happy to learn something else about English ..thanks James
I appreciate the way you dispense your class

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

Hi Dear, Why

Friday, October 22nd 2010

thanks a lot James! you’re cool! It was a really hepful lesson to me…

Tuesday, October 26th 2010

thanks you for your help. but , sorry, can’t you explain without using this f**king execu????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Sunday, October 31st 2010

hey jame very nice sweater u got there which brand is it? hey Im taking the wrting ged test would u mind if new lesson are added to the site on writing…its very importan to me …..thanks your a good teacher and i must say your quite

Tuesday, November 9th 2010

hey , James,
thanx for ur amazing effort
i like ur vids and admire ur way in taking
realy funny

Thursday, December 16th 2010

hi james. how are u?can u explain to me wht’s diffrents bitween i had a piano.&i used to have a piano thanks.

Saturday, December 18th 2010

    I think, “I had a piano” can meen just one ocasion, “I used to have a piano” always meens a regular activity eg.: you practised twice in a week.

    Wednesday, July 20th 2016

James…thanx man you are the best
(I’m used to watching you lessons)
good luck all…

Friday, January 7th 2011

James, thanks a lot!!!
Your lesson are very interesting, fun and useful! I`ve found answers for many difficult cases from your classes!
By the way, your writing of www – looks like small asses )))))
Thank you very much for lessons! i am your constant student!

Friday, January 7th 2011

thank you sooooooooooooooo much I’ve been confuse you help me.

Thursday, January 13th 2011

If we have this sentence ” there used to be many people in the house cold i say in tag question >>>> didn’t there ??

Friday, January 14th 2011

what’s the difference of the meaning in the usage of some words, e.g, steal and rob and so many?
thanks alot…

Sunday, January 23rd 2011

Thanks, it’s cool <3

Monday, January 31st 2011

hi james ur a very good teacher. please tell me the differences between was used to, wasn’t used to and didn’t use to. i am very confused where to use wasn’t used to and where did’nt use to

Thursday, February 3rd 2011

ROFL. James always come with naughty examples but yet are useful. Thanks very much SIR!

Thursday, March 3rd 2011

i uesd to jump class
i’m used to sufing internet

Saturday, March 19th 2011

i think after to must be the original verb not past or with ing

Sunday, March 20th 2011

Nice. Watching your videos helps me improve my accent. Thanks

Monday, April 4th 2011

    ” Nice. Watching your videos helps me improve my accent. Thanks ”

    It’s ” Help me” not ” Helps me”. Because ‘Videos’ is a plural, and the verb ‘Help’ refers to it.

    Thanks :D

    Sunday, July 15th 2012

      I love your comment <3 Really, not in an ironic way…

      Wednesday, July 20th 2016

hi, i saw this video and i understood a thing u didn’t mention/ that’s how to make it negative for (( i used to)). it’s really essential to know . if it’s possible plz replace the video it new corrected to avoid teaching impair. tanx

Saturday, April 23rd 2011

Thank you James
You really helped me

Tuesday, May 10th 2011

How about “I’m getting used to it”?
what does it mean exactly?

Saturday, May 14th 2011

Where is the test??

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

exelent i am from colombia the lessons are very very good

Saturday, May 21st 2011

thank you so much dear james

Saturday, May 21st 2011

thank you a lot

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

Many thanks, Mr. James. I really appreciate so much your help.

Regards from Peru.

Saturday, June 11th 2011

Hi James!
Can you please confirm the negative and interrogative forms of “I USED TO “? E.g I used to play => “I DIDN’T USED TO PLAY” and “DID YOU USED TO PLAY” ? Is it correct?

Tuesday, June 14th 2011

    I didn’t use to play football.

    I usedn’t to… / I used not to…

    Did you use to…? / Used you to…?

    Didn’t you use to…? / Usedn’t you to …?

    Note: take into account that ‘Did/Didn’t you use to’ is a more informal form, common in conversation.

    Thursday, June 20th 2019

I want to answer your question, Milly. You can’t say “I DIDN’T USED TO PLAY”, the right form is “I DIDN’T USE TO PLAY”.and about the question “DID YOU USED TO PLAY” -it’s not correct, the right form is “DID YOU USE TO PLAY?”

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

James, you got me little confused with
I used to(present)
I thought it was past.
you lesson are funny, but if you can clear this to me, I will be tankful.

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

    I used to ( past )
    I’m used to ( present )

    hope you got it :)

    Monday, August 15th 2011

wud u plss tell me the interrogative sentence using this “used to”. i mean if i want to ask sumone if he or she was used to doing sumthing then how can i ask

Friday, July 8th 2011

let me be honest with you i did not understand this lesson in the first time but when i watch it again it was very clear for me, so it is not difficult but we have to be attentions>>>> thank you Mr.jemes

Saturday, July 16th 2011

Thanks James
You are really gem in english language, your lectures helps me lot in improving my english lanuage.

Monday, July 25th 2011

does it have a negative form

Thursday, August 11th 2011

Thank you so much .. this is an essential one :D

Monday, August 15th 2011

Thanks james It was very good lesson

Tuesday, August 16th 2011

what does this structure mean?At first,she was surprised at all the different people in New York.Now she hardly notices them.she{IS Use to Seeing} a lot of different kinds of people.

Sunday, September 11th 2011

    I think it’s close enough. :)

    Wednesday, July 20th 2016

I like the way you teach..easy and simple.
I need this method to improve my English to be better. So thanks a lot

Tuesday, September 13th 2011

thanks James

Sunday, September 18th 2011

I used to have this confusion or mistake!!!

thanks a lot but now I’m used to brushing my English up…:)

Friday, September 23rd 2011

Fany, easy and simple! Thanks, James!

Wednesday, September 28th 2011

It is invaluable,No words to express my gratitude.It helps me lot to sharpen my English.
Thank you

Thursday, October 6th 2011

This is very interesting topic. Thanks, James

Saturday, October 15th 2011

muchas gracias por todo!

Sunday, October 30th 2011

wow!! thanks now I understand how to use it ^_^

Sunday, October 30th 2011

Hi James, a couple of things:
1.If you say I used to, it also isnt strange or new. just wanted to point that out.

2. Can a person say “I used to ________, I’m used to it.”

Friday, November 11th 2011

Thanks Mr James, it helps me a lot in doing my grammar description assignment.Hope to see more from you.Thanks again. :)

Monday, November 14th 2011

thanks a lot for lesson

Tuesday, November 29th 2011

James.. I have to say that your lesson was fantastic.. I showed it to my students as an extra and follow up to our ‘used to’ lesson(teaching at a language school down under!) and they loved it. I was pleased to see someone else as silly as I sometimes can be.. it’s usually responded to in a positive way, and they all had a good chuckle at the underwear bit. I’m sure most of them will be trying out your website again, and just wanted to say thanks for the inspiration to use fun examples… loved it! cheers!

Wednesday, December 7th 2011

Thank you James d^_^b

Thursday, December 8th 2011


Monday, December 12th 2011

Hello James :)

I just want to say how happy I am to be one of your students :) I want to mention something really important in learning any thing even in different fields! I want to say that the way of teaching is really important! and that’s what I find here with you teacher :) I feel like I’m studying English with my friend :) Thanks for all your efforts

Your Algerian student: Johnny ABDO

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

I would say “ขอบคุณ” whatever you do for teaching us.

Monday, January 9th 2012

thank u soooo much ^^

Sunday, January 15th 2012

gracias :D

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Pretty cool!!!! thanks

Sunday, February 5th 2012

Thank a lot, James!

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

hi can you tell me about accustomed to ?????/
is this the same with used to

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

u r really cool and good teacher :D

Saturday, March 24th 2012

I used to spend my time in others boring websites.

I’m used to learning a lot from EngVid website. :)

Sunday, March 25th 2012

..and mr. James never replied !!!

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

i m uesd to learnig ur lesson:)

Sunday, April 1st 2012

thanks….its verry helpfull for me ,now i know the difference

Saturday, April 7th 2012

Thanks for the lesson

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

Thank you so much M.R James
I’m used to learning this lesson and this lesson let me improve my English Grammar ^_^

Saturday, May 12th 2012

thanks for helping me

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

Dear James, can I ask you a question?
Can I use “used to” replace for “had+Vpp”?
Ex: I used to live there = I had lived there? Is it the same?
Im looking forward to hearing you explain. Thank you James.

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

Hi James, your examples are the best. I have never forgot how can I use it.

Friday, June 8th 2012

this is really helpful lesson for me .THANK YOU MR JAMES ,I really love it.

Monday, June 18th 2012

when to use might/would/could ???

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Thank you! :D

Tuesday, June 26th 2012

And what does that differ from “Get Used To” ?

Thursday, June 28th 2012

thanks your lesson is so usefull and intresting thanks again

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

now i understand the difference between I used to & I’m used to :) thanks engVid for this wonderful and very educating site. You helped a lot of people. You guys are doing great.

Thursday, July 12th 2012

u guys have mk me understand my writing better and quite understand English for a African

Sunday, July 15th 2012

may i know what is the difference amongst “i was working”, “i used to work” and i’m used to working. i have so confused in all these pls rply me a good ans.

Sunday, July 15th 2012

Thaaaanks James, I appreciate your efforts.

Sunday, July 15th 2012

hi! i’d like to ask about the function of the word “to” in the pattern i’m used to + Ving. thanks!

Thursday, July 19th 2012

I am actually interested in that kind of explanation. However,I need more exercises to more understanding.

Monday, July 23rd 2012

I love your lesson!!! James you are the best :)

Tuesday, July 24th 2012

Thank u …. :) :)

Tuesday, July 31st 2012

Dude, you kinda saved my ass today, thank ya!

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

but wat abt “USE TO” ?
you didn’t explain that.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

Dear James,
Well, I really like Lesson. Your are the best Teacher I have ever seen. Thanks a lot for your Support.
Riaz Noor

Friday, September 7th 2012

Dear James,
Well, I really like Lesson. Your are the best Teacher I have ever seen. Thanks a lot for your Support.
Riaz Noor

Friday, September 7th 2012

thank you very much.ขอบคุณครับ

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Hi Mr James
, the meanings of “V2V USED TO + VING” and “USED TO + Vbase) have the same if they used the action description in the past. this is correct or not please explain.
ex: I was used to speaking english in public
I used to speak english in public

Monday, September 17th 2012

how abt the pattern like “was or were used to???

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

hi teacher …thank you so much for your great informations helps me more in my educations ..really you are good teacher

Thursday, October 11th 2012

tanks james now i understand very good the lesson

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

thnx sir

Sunday, October 21st 2012

Greetings from Korea,

James Thanks for your lecture!
It was perfect. :)

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

I have a question and please I would love if someone answers me… I already saw the video BUT there’s one doubt. Is it only with Ving? I think I’ve heard “I’m used to drink coffee” but I don’t know if that’s correct.
I have another doubt about how to use “I got used to”. PLEASE, I’D BE HAPPY IF SOMEONE FROM ENGVID ANSWERS ME. Thanks a lot

Sunday, November 4th 2012

    You might have heard wrong! They were probably saying “I used to drink coffee”. (In the past, I drank coffee regularly, but I don’t any more.)

    As for “get used to”…it’s how you talk about adjusting to changes or new things:

    – The train goes right by my new house. It’s really loud, but I’ve gotten used to it — I don’t even notice any more.
    – The store isn’t carrying that kind of coffee any more. You’ll have to get used to going without it.
    – My sister just got married. She’s still getting used to having her mother-in-law around.

    Monday, November 5th 2012

Hi, thanks for your clear explanation which helps me to understand it much better. Yet, I still have a question for you, can I conclude that I’m used to is just the same as an expression to talk about habit we usually do at present?

Saturday, November 10th 2012

Thank you James, I was confusing about these phrases for long time. your explained help me understand better.

Monday, November 12th 2012

I’d like to know more about usage of “get used to” where should we use it?Thanks very much

Sunday, November 18th 2012

i used to play the piano when i was a child.

Monday, December 17th 2012

Hi James… James, I like your lesson, about used to…and I’m used to. But I have read, I don’t know where… I get used to. Could you explain us, “get used to”.

Thursday, December 20th 2012

´´I´m USED TO´´ and ´´I´m GET USED TO´´ is a different?

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

Hello James. Can i to say: He WAS used to ?

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Hi Teacher
Could you explain about “got used to” also?

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thanks James…a very helpful lesson…thanks again for your teaching

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

Thanks James , pretty clear your explanation, and If someone else does not have clear about The Verb “TO BE” I recommended first of all practice on that topic and then see this video, as many things in the life there are levels and steps to learn, and one level bring you up to another level and on and on, peace everybody. I really enjoyed this class, thanks James keep doing it.

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

james, please tell where to use

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

sorry please tell where to use (to+v1 and to+v1ing)

Tuesday, February 5th 2013


I just want to ask about this:

Last Saturday, I went to West Mountain. I was very tired, but ( I’m happy or I was happy. )

Thank you…Please help me with this….

Friday, February 8th 2013

Thanks James

Friday, February 8th 2013

thanks james
I got what I need

Sunday, February 10th 2013

Thank you for the comprehensible explanation in such a friendly manner!

Monday, February 18th 2013


Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Sometimes i get little bit confused that using to+ving is right or wrong…….. So please tell me some more rules where to+ving form is used..(I really need this)
THANX in advance

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Im used to cooking at night when i get home

Thursday, February 28th 2013

what about the base form after (to)????

Thursday, February 28th 2013

“i am used to ” does mean “conformated with ”
“i used to” does mean ” i did smth ” ( past )

Friday, March 1st 2013

A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!!! Great job James!
You explained the topic fantastique. And watching it is so much fun (You used to wear lady underwear?!? ;) ).
I’m used to waiting for ur next lesson.

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Dear Jame!
thanks about your lesson

Thursday, March 7th 2013

Thanks James,

Now i am able to understand the difference between these two confusing words.

Saturday, March 9th 2013

This is actually nice James… I never considered “I’m Used to”… thanks for today I learn one more new thing….

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Wow! I didn’t know about it, thanks so much for that great video

Thursday, March 21st 2013

I never used to visit this site but now I feel like I’m starting to get used to it:)
Could you help me with some piece of grammar though? There’s a construction “be accustomed to”, it’s similar to “get used to” by meaning. But what’s it followed by: doing/to do? I’ve seen both variants a number of times so I’m a bit a t a loss:) TIA

Sunday, March 24th 2013

It was very important this video, for improve my english…..thanks James

Thursday, April 4th 2013

Tanks for teaching
Why ur lesson did not have quiz?

Thursday, April 11th 2013

Hello there! well I’m new here, I’ve been studying and learning by myself for a long time, that’s how I found you on youtube :)
I Have a huge confusion about this topic, actually, the lesson has been really clear, but my question is related to what I’ve been hearing about the using of “be used to”. I’ve heard: “I’m used to study at night” – I’m pretty aware that we must use a gerund instead of an infinitive, but is there any exception in spoken English, informal English or Brithish English, in which it’s possible to use an infinitive with “Be Used to” like: “I’m used to exercise everyday”?

Thank you! :)

Wednesday, April 24th 2013

    Welcome! Thanks for commenting!

    I hope another teacher chimes in, but here’s my guess — could you have been mishearing “I used to study at night”?

    “I’m used to exercise every day” works if exercise is a noun — “I’m used to [getting] exercise every day”.

    Friday, April 26th 2013

thank you very much !

Friday, May 10th 2013

I like James as a teacher/

Saturday, July 13th 2013

Good lesson :)

Wednesday, July 24th 2013

There “use to” and “used to” and there “use to get” and “used to get” and there “got” with word use & used. I get very confused the correct tense in writing and speaking?

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

So, is it wrong if I say “I’m used to make a cake” instead of “I’m used to making a cake?

It’s like mixing gerund with infinitive.

Monday, August 26th 2013

    Well, I think I grabbed your doubt. Usually the preposition to is followed by a verb in infinitive form according you said, but the expression “used to” always will have the “to” preposition like a phrasal verb. Actually, you must utilize ING form because the structure of sentence starts with Subject + verb to be. Unlike the sentence would have the same structure of the past actions that you don’t do anymore. Otherwise, how could we differentiate the two situations? I hope it can help you.

    Tuesday, August 27th 2013

what happened with the quiz..

Monday, September 16th 2013

thanks james

Sunday, October 6th 2013

Thanks James. I also interested in ” get used to doing…..”. Would you so kind to suggest me where I can find examples? Have a nice day.

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Thanks James, I used to confuse them :-)

Friday, October 25th 2013

Thank you for good lesson!

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

Thanks for the lesson James. I think that you are by far the funniest, among the teachers, and the only one who writes the website on the board.

Monday, November 18th 2013


Friday, January 24th 2014

thanks a lot

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thanks James

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thank again for awesome class, it was pretty useful, specially because I’ve noticed that the most all students had the same doubt in which I’d made mistake, where I work for, I have to deal with guys from the U.S.A. and others countries where English language is used a lot, anyway, I always thought that I heard from those guys the following form: I’m used to DO/TRY/SPEAK/SEE ….”, by now I can understand that I was completely wrong in my own interpretation of what they were saying!!!!
Thank a million for you all

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

Hi james
can you tell me how to use (used to) in a negative sentence. thanks

Thursday, March 20th 2014

The correct negative forms of these sentences are:

For “I’m used to + -ing”
I’M NOT USED TO standING here.

For “I used to”
I DIDN’T USE TO speak English.

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Thank you James, it’s very useful.

Thursday, May 1st 2014

Thank you

Thursday, May 1st 2014

HI JAMES,i am so glad to take your lesson and well i am learning so munch and thanks for everything

Saturday, June 14th 2014

Thank you James.

Saturday, August 16th 2014

Great job! Thak You! It is very useful lesson!

Friday, November 14th 2014

thank u teacher , the lesson was useful and i like the way u r teaching ;)

Monday, November 24th 2014

Hi James,
Thanks a lot fot that helpful lesson,I really didn’t have no idea about it before watching the video.
I have also an issue about your lessons,why you don’t post exercises ?
I think that’s it’s helpful too,because we imporve what we learned by doing exercises (It’s my opinion)

Sunday, December 14th 2014

hello , i don’t see quiz, do you have any quiz in this part ?

Friday, December 26th 2014

    Not all the lessons have quizzes!

    Friday, December 26th 2014

Thanks a lot james

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

thanks for teaching me :) i visit here on first today. i really like it from now!

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

so much thanks for you and you and Ronnie my best teachers

Sunday, February 8th 2015

Dear James;

Also There is in Grammer “get used to + (Ving or Vb)
please can you give information about it too. Thnks a lot

Best Regards

Sunday, February 22nd 2015

Usefull information. James, Many thanks to you.

Friday, March 27th 2015

I used to love her. But I have to kill her – Guns and Roses.

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Hello sir, I wanna ask what are the differences between “used to” and “was/were used to”? I get confused with these two.

Sunday, June 7th 2015

Very useful, thanx.

Monday, June 8th 2015

Hi i can not understant this lesson please please can you post more video or exercice about it sorry my teacher my english very bad

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

Good video James.I learned a lot from this video and it has done me well.

Saturday, August 8th 2015

thank’s james. it’s very helpful

Monday, August 10th 2015

I’m used to studying English grammar with James.
I used to confuse how to use “used to”, but now I know how to do it properly.

Wednesday, August 26th 2015

thank you James that was too helpful

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

what a helpful lesson it was !! Mr.James thanks you so much for introducing with a new formula “i am used to”

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

thanks u sir its very useful….

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

Thank you James

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

Thanks for useful lesson! An what about quiz?

Thursday, February 18th 2016

Awesome, thanks for your class!!!

Friday, February 19th 2016

sorry.. but can give me an example about use S+used to
in the states or repeated action
thank you :)

Tuesday, March 15th 2016

please tell me the pronunciation of deer,dear whether they have same pronunciation or not?

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

thank you very much

Tuesday, April 26th 2016

Thank you so much, greetings,

Sunday, July 17th 2016

I used to did karate
but nowadays Iam used to do kung fu

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

    It’s almost OK. I the first pasrt of the sentence you have to use with V1 (first form of the verb) and the second part the ‘ING’ form. eg: I used to do katate but nowdays I’m used to doing kung fu. Basically, this meens I did carate regurally in the past, but these days I do kung fu regurally, now I’m familiar with kung fu.

    Wednesday, July 20th 2016

      T u 4 ur further Explanation

      Wednesday, December 6th 2017

Thank you so much for so useful lesson! I tried to understand this topic by myself but then I realized I do need the help of a wonderful teacher))) It seems, now I am pretty confident regarding these two phrases.

Sunday, September 4th 2016

Thank you James.Very usefull lesson.

Saturday, October 8th 2016

This man is outstanding.

Thursday, October 27th 2016

The difference between a Past Simple (I used to) and a Present Continuous (I am studying) but this last tense like a tense with an adverb between the auxiliary “V2B” and the main verb, so it’s “I am STILL/ALREADY/JUST studying” or “I am USED TO studying” what it’s not new or strange. It’s a method to remember the difference of these tense for me. Good explanation and performance. Thanks teacher James from EngVid.

Tuesday, November 29th 2016

Thank you James.

Saturday, December 10th 2016

Thnks James…

Sunday, March 5th 2017

Thanks James,it’s an usefull lesson

Saturday, April 1st 2017

U are used to doing well

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

we are used to making an assignment..

Friday, May 26th 2017

thanks teacher, it is very useful. I only knew the first structure to talk about the past and I didn’t have idea of the second structure to talk about the present

Monday, October 16th 2017

Thank you, James. You are amazing, man.

Tuesday, October 24th 2017

All the teachers are great, but this guy is my favorite by far. Haha! I love your lessons and you explain everything clearly. Congratulations and thanks for the lesson. However, is there any kind difference when the verb “to be” is in the past while using “I’m used to”? Thanks is advance!

Monday, November 13th 2017


Friday, January 26th 2018

I like this website. Thank you all teachers.
I used to not know about the EngVid.
And now, I am used to learning here every day.

Wednesday, February 7th 2018


Friday, February 9th 2018

Thank you Mr James awesome lesson

Wednesday, March 21st 2018

tanks a lot 🙏

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

Hi James, How about “I’m always used to going there”

Wednesday, May 16th 2018

hello i m glad to be part of engvid but i dont like my log picture of me please i would like you to change it please.

Friday, June 15th 2018

I am Bangladeshi. I want to learn English and speak English fluently. What should I do? Please give me instructions.

Tuesday, February 12th 2019

James thank! Your lesson is useful and fun as always :))

Friday, June 21st 2019

Thank you Prof. James for this lesson. 🙂

Tuesday, September 17th 2019

I’m used to visiting, and I used to visit 2 years ago.

Wednesday, February 26th 2020

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