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She studied German in high school, but she doesn't _____ it much now.

Yesterday, we bought so much food at the supermarket that we had to ____ a trolley on wheels to get it all home.

For adapting to a new situation, we use:

This cheese tastes strange, but I suppose I will ___________ it.

My daughter has just gone to university. She found it difficult at first, but she's been there for two months now, and she is ___________ it.

For a situation that is normal, regular, and familiar, we use:

In the UK, we're not _______ extreme weather.

She is _______ singing solo because she has been doing it since she was a child.

To talk about something done in the past but not done now, we use:

My father _______ smoke, but then he had health problems and had to stop.


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134 Comments on “Learn English Grammar: USE, USED, and USED TO”


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9/10 in sex slangs
10/10 in use,used to
Nice………

Saturday, January 7th 2017

I’m not used to use a useful method but I’m getting used to use Engvid . I used to use wrong methods before Engvid.
Thank you Gill , I love your british accent.
By the way, what’s the difference Beetween the south and the north in London?

Saturday, January 7th 2017

I am used to watch your lessons, therefore, i am getting used to English.
Everyone who used to attend during your lessons will go extra mile.
Thanks
Take car Gill

Saturday, January 7th 2017

    I am used to (watching) your lessons, therefore, i am getting used to (learning) English.
    Everyone who (is) used to (attending) your lessons will go extra mile.

    Tuesday, February 7th 2017

Gill is great and so are her lessons.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

I am always confused about this topic, now it is clear for me thanks a lot Gill!

Saturday, January 7th 2017

    Yes, U can find me for chatting. My profile is Zakhar Turutia.

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

    Hello bonjour from France. If I don’t make a mistake, you asked me a question- in last training video- and you mentioned you hear a lot of tragic news about Iraq(you wrote Irak,and I think you mean Iraq). You was interested in knowing about my my country and life, and if my life is as hard as Iraq’s people, tell you and let you know about it.
    Iraq and Iran are two country with different culture, people and situation, to tell you the truth, here, security is the most noticeable feature, and Iranians feel comfortable in terms of security. In the other hands, I’m satisfied with my life here, and I’m crazy about Iran.
    If you want to know more, just ask.

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

      Sorry there’s a mistake: in the other words, I’m satisfied with my life….

      Saturday, January 7th 2017

It’s a very helpful lesson.Thank you, Jill.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

I am getting used to wacth videos every day…It will help my english!

Saturday, January 7th 2017

A very good, informative and excellent lesson about a complicated and confusing topic.
Thanks Gill.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

Brilliant as usual! Just simple and so much understandable. Thank you for such a great work!

Saturday, January 7th 2017

Thanks teacher.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

Thank you!

Saturday, January 7th 2017

    thank you

    Thursday, March 23rd 2017

I’m used to turn in at late night!

Saturday, January 7th 2017

i like your lesson!

Saturday, January 7th 2017

nice lesson!!

Saturday, January 7th 2017

Thank you very much Gill!!Very USEful lesson ;)
Just a short question: what are the differences between using the verb “to be used to” or just the simple present to describe regular actions??
-I´m used to playing tennis every Sunday.
-I play tennis every Sunday.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

    That’s an interesting question… Now I’m curious too. Does anyone know if it’s the same?

    Tuesday, January 10th 2017

    Hi, knopfler86, and thanks for your question. Your second example is just a statement about what you do every Sunday. Your first example says something about how you FEEL about playing tennis — you are ‘used to playing’, which means it feels normal for you to play tennis every Sunday. I hope that helps to clarify :-)

    Thursday, January 12th 2017

      Thanks Gill!!I understand it much better now.
      Hope to see you again soon in your next video ;)

      Friday, January 13th 2017

Hello dear Gill. Thanks a lot for a useful lesson like this, you teach good and you’re so cool, frankly I like your stile and character

Saturday, January 7th 2017

thank you

Saturday, January 7th 2017

I got nine out of ten without even watch the lesson. Thank you for your effort Mm. Gill, I appreciate all what you do, please keep up the good work. Zahid from Morooco.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

It’s a very useful lesson, thanks a lot, Gill.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

I got 08/10. That was an excellent lesson ,gill. Thank you so much!

Saturday, January 7th 2017

I used to learn about “use in English” from other video on Youtube,
but now I my understanding is getting better after I watched this video.
thank you Gill.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

Hello Gill.

According to your explanation, “use to” is wrong for present activities. For example: “Even though Asda is around the corner, I use to go to Tesco” would be wrong, but I’ve used that structure lots of times & noone ever told me anything about that.
I’m a little confused.

Thanks & greets from Argentina (Hope it is from England someday)
Marcelo.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

    Hey! handsome man, I can teach you more English if you visit me in the USA…;) Happy learning!

    Sunday, January 8th 2017

      OK, I will visit you if you send me a invitation ;)

      Tuesday, January 10th 2017

    Hi Marcelo — I think what you mean is: “Even though Asda is around the corner, I usually go to Tesco”. That describes what you do now, in the present, on a regular basis. “Used to” is for something you did in the past, which you don’t do any more. So if you’re talking about somewhere you lived 5 years ago, you might say “Even though Asda WAS around the corner, I USED TO go to Tesco”. I hope this helps to explain :-)

    Thursday, January 12th 2017

hi my teacher gill,i think back and and i recognize that ‘ you used to teach me english in my high scool in uk ‘ hahaha don’t worry it was just a joke concerning this lesson , thank you gill for this lesson.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

Hello everyone! I used to stay up late… But now I can`t afford it because of work. It`s pity. Our holidays are nearing their end. So, I`m in depressed mood. The only pleasure is to watch your lessons. Thank you.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

    no worries, like the saying said ‘better late than nothing ‘ nataanna

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

Hello, Gill
It was such a great lesson.
How can i contact you, please ?
I need your help and support.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

Very good, Gill. I enjoy watching your English video lessons. Thank you so much and until next time.

Saturday, January 7th 2017

    Do u remember me iam used to see u Right here
    r u speculating about this debate r u julio cezar the brazilian goal tender

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

I love your classes Teacher Gill!

Saturday, January 7th 2017

Ty kindly ms gill u used to use a simple explain in ur lessons
we all really appeciate all ur precious time

Saturday, January 7th 2017

I’m getting used to have a lot of mistakes with the quiz. Someday I’m going to improve my english

Saturday, January 7th 2017

    u r wlc

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

    I have just added u via skype

    Saturday, January 7th 2017

thanq you paati

Sunday, January 8th 2017

thanq you mam

Sunday, January 8th 2017

    he sudharma where are you from ?

    Sunday, January 22nd 2017

Quite literally a very useful lesson, thank you very much, Gill!

Sunday, January 8th 2017

    Hi!…;)

    Sunday, January 8th 2017

Thanks Mrs Gill. Great lesson.

Sunday, January 8th 2017

Hello Gill,
Happy new year.
Is the verb behind ” Be used to ” always in Ing form ?
See you

Sunday, January 8th 2017

Thanks Mrs Gill

Sunday, January 8th 2017

10/10.I’m happy . It was a long time since I had learned this grammar ,but Gill’s clear teaching made it easy for me ! Thanks again .

Sunday, January 8th 2017

I watched it first time 10/9 thanks so much respect !!

Sunday, January 8th 2017

Thanks Gill for this lesson, it was great..:)

Sunday, January 8th 2017

Hello mam, thanks for your lesson.I have a question regarding this video.In the first part of your lesson the second last sentence “he used to driving the car on the left side’In this sentence you use ‘ing’ form of the verb ‘driving’but this form of verb is used in continuous tenses.please tell me I can’t understand it.I will be thankful!

Sunday, January 8th 2017

    Hi shayra — the construction is ‘to be used to doING something’, so, for example “In the UK we are used to drivING on the left side of the road.” “I am used to explainING points of grammar.” I hope that helps :-)

    Thursday, January 12th 2017

    Raymond Murphy in “English grammar in use” says: after be/get used you cannot use the infinitive (to do/to drive etc.). “I am used to…” – “to” is a preposition, not a part of infinitive. (2nd edition, unit 60).

    Thursday, January 26th 2017

I got 50 without watching this video

Sunday, January 8th 2017

Thank you Gill!

Sunday, January 8th 2017

It’s a hard and confusing topic. Thank you for this good and helpful lesson.I got 9 out of 10. It is an unexpected score for me. In addition to that I made a careless mistake.I am happy.
Best regards. Marie-Claude

Sunday, January 8th 2017

think you very much for this lesen

Sunday, January 8th 2017

Interesting lesson and, as usual, very well taught. Thank you Gill.

Sunday, January 8th 2017

its so nice . my english is getting better and better

Sunday, January 8th 2017

Thanks! Gill, for the wonderful lesson. You are a great teacher: therefore, I really appreciate your time!

Marty

Sunday, January 8th 2017

“In the UK, you’re not used to extreme weather” because it isn’t a normal or regular situation, and this was my doubt, I believe that I had read it quickly and I couldn’t identify the verb “to be” and I failed it with “being used to”, maybe sometimes this lasts tense had sense, but I don’t know, if possible. Thanks a lot, teacher Gill, a very interesting lesson.

Sunday, January 8th 2017

    Sorry, in “if possible” I wanted to write “it’s possible”, I think it’s better so. Thanks.

    Sunday, January 8th 2017

I found an old proverb concerning the verb “to use”: THE ANVIL IS USED TO NOISE.
So I learnt a new word, anvil, that I never met before.
Thanks once again, Gill!

Monday, January 9th 2017

Great lesson . Thank you

Monday, January 9th 2017

Thank you very much.

Monday, January 9th 2017

Very usefull lesson!! Thanks Teacher Gill….. This is my skype Felipemal2016!! Let´s Improve!!

Monday, January 9th 2017

Very helpful leson. Thank you Gill

Monday, January 9th 2017

Thank you Gill!Very usefull lesson!

Monday, January 9th 2017

Thanks for teaching !

Monday, January 9th 2017

Thanks !

Monday, January 9th 2017

Very good class! Thank you!

Monday, January 9th 2017

Hello Gil, I’ve lived in London for a long time, I’ve also got some English classes here therefore I’m finally getting used to English. Fourtunely I discovered this site a couple of weeks ago and now it’s been the first class which I’ve watched with you!! It was amazing I loved it, you made this subject easier than it really is thanks a lot!! Everthing it’s completely clear.

Monday, January 9th 2017

Hello Gill! Thanks for explaining the use of the verb “use”, and as always after watching any of the EngVid videos, I am used to writing: this was a very intereting video.

I hope to see you soon!

Monday, January 9th 2017

Sorry I made a mistake, I wrote intereting instead of interesting, I have just realised that.

Monday, January 9th 2017

Thank you gill. Im getting used to it by the time to speak well in English. Sorry for the grammar

Tuesday, January 10th 2017

i am happy to use “engvid” to improve my English language!
Now, i’m used to this site.
I will continue with you! thanks Gill and all engvid’s teachers!!

Tuesday, January 10th 2017

10/10 Thanks Gill. A good and interesting lesson!

Tuesday, January 10th 2017

Thanks, Gill

Tuesday, January 10th 2017

Thanks Gill , this lesson is perfect!

Tuesday, January 10th 2017

It’s a very helpful lesson.Thank you, Jill :)

Tuesday, January 10th 2017

I like the lesson, thank Gill.

Wednesday, January 11th 2017

Thank you maam for this wonderful lesson. I have a question -When to use “being used to maam”

Wednesday, January 11th 2017

I just have only 8 right answers(((
Thank’s Gill for lesson, it was helpfuly.

Wednesday, January 11th 2017

Hi Gill, I am confused of using (would), when in past, future, please have an explanation for me,
my wishes….

Wednesday, January 11th 2017

100
thanks professor Gill, you’re an awesome teacher..
Best regards from Morocco..

Thursday, January 12th 2017

Thanks, Gill ! Your lesson was very useful !

Thursday, January 12th 2017

10/10, ya!

Thursday, January 12th 2017

Dear Gill,

Thanks a lot for teaching English .

God bless you.

sean from Netherlans

Friday, January 13th 2017

Hi Teacher Jill. Thank you for this wonderful lesson. I hope you can make a lesson about the difference between setback and obstacle. Thank you!

Friday, January 13th 2017

Hi teacher GILL thank you for you amazing lessons.

Saturday, January 14th 2017

thank you so much sir for the test you do to me what s the next?

Saturday, January 14th 2017

Thanks Ms. Jill

Saturday, January 14th 2017

thank you

Sunday, January 15th 2017

Hi, could you make how to use apostrophes beside S, please? Thanks

Monday, January 16th 2017

“In the UK, we’re not used to extreme weather”.
Really?
Ah! You mean it’s never hot.

Monday, January 16th 2017

:)
nice lesson

Monday, January 16th 2017

Great teacher!!! 10/10

Friday, January 20th 2017

10 out of 10! Thanks Jill!

Saturday, January 21st 2017

thank you GILL

Saturday, January 21st 2017

i love you teacher

Sunday, January 22nd 2017

Hello, Gill!

Thanks for the lesson! It is rather useful indeed. I used to practise English only by books, but now I also see many videos. I have already got used to it. What is the use of learning a language if we don’t practise it?

Until next time!

Sunday, January 22nd 2017

Thank you, Gill. Last week I was looking for some lessons on spelling words and I found yours on YouTube. Now I’m following your lessons to improve my English.

Monday, January 23rd 2017

    Hi how come you speak Italian, maybe you live in Italy?

    Tuesday, January 24th 2017

    Hey do you have Skipe?

    Tuesday, January 24th 2017

Thanks Ms Gill

Monday, January 23rd 2017

Great!

Thursday, January 26th 2017

Hi Ms Gill

Excelent lesson! However, I have a litle doubt, Why in these sentences, the verbs GET adn DRIVE aren’t in base form?

I’m used to getting up early.
He’s not used to driving on the left.

Thank you so much!

Thursday, January 26th 2017

THANKS A LOT FOR THIS VIDEO. I EXACTLY WILL IMPROVE MY ENGLISH WITH YOU!

Sunday, January 29th 2017

thank you Gill, very helpfull!
greetings from Poland!

Monday, January 30th 2017

Thank you very much Ms Gill it was very interesting lesson.

Monday, January 30th 2017

I really appreciate Gill’s lessons. This one was very useful and I hope many other students can watch it to learn and improve the English skills! Thanks Gill!

Monday, January 30th 2017

Thank you Gill !

Monday, February 13th 2017

Hello,
for me,this is the first time here.
I found very useful this video.
Thank you

Sunday, February 26th 2017

I`m getting used to take always the quiz.

Monday, February 27th 2017

I need to learn more about the lesson use,used,and used to..’cuase I’ve got only 2 out of 10…

Monday, February 27th 2017

9/10 … I already got a wrong answer in the first question but got the right answer in the last nine. I’ve learn a lot again. thank you

Friday, March 3rd 2017

I’ve got 9 correct answer. I know learning to speak in English will be tough but I will get to used to it little by little. sorry for the wrong grammar

Friday, March 3rd 2017

Well,I’m not used to use these expressions,but now I’m
getting use to them…

Thursday, March 16th 2017

I problably made a mistake on the comment before,,the right is to write “I’m not used to USING these expressions…If is not right please help me…

Thursday, March 16th 2017

    “Used to using” is the right way! Good catch :)

    Friday, March 17th 2017

I’ve got 7/10.
I think for present tense the words “usually” or “normally” is properly too instead “to be used to”.
If I wrong please a comment.
Thank’s.

Friday, March 17th 2017

Hello Gill,

thank you for great video. Could you be so kind to explain me something? In fist question I mark “use” and it was corect, but then after cheking answers I becomme confused. Would “uses” also be a corect answer, because in sentense that you wrote on the table “she uses a sat-nav…” u used “uses”… I hope my question is not confusing and that you will hel me. Thank you

Best, Bosniacum

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

thank you Gill.it’s clear now…

Saturday, April 1st 2017

thank you for lesson . you are the most softiest teacher ever :D

Sunday, April 2nd 2017

Thank you Gill …had a blast with this lesson !!1

Thursday, April 13th 2017

Hi, Gill
you are a wonderful teacher. I have missed such one all my life. You can explain so greatly (your body languague is so helpful) and your pronounciation is excellent, especially for a learner of the E.languague. I simply don´t miss one only word while listening to your lessons.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Thank you a lot. 10/10 correct!!

Friday, May 12th 2017

Thank’s

Friday, June 2nd 2017
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