be used to, and
get used to. How do you use them, and are they all related? Watch this important English grammar lesson to learn how to use “used to” to talk about the past, and “be used to” and “get used to” to talk about things you ARE accustomed to, or you are BECOMING accustomed to. Learn which tenses most commonly use these phrases, and confidently talk about where you used to live, what you’re used to, and what you’re getting used to. For even more examples and contextual explanations of these indispensable English phrases and many others, get my book, 300 Practical English Words and Phrases.
Cet exercice m’a paru bien difficile. Je le referrai demain matin. Merci Alex !
Bon courage, beernaard! Tu peux le faire!
ı am used to watching your videos because they are really perfect,thanks a lotttttttttttttt
My pleasure, justkml. I’m glad my lessons have been helping you.
Thank you, Alex!
You’re welcome, Terrysam.
Easy to learn and accessible to me, Alex. 10/10 ♥♥♥
Well done. Next, create useful sentences you will actually remember to master these phrases.
Thank you, Alex, I’LL get used to these expressions.
I think so, too! Just keep practicing and remember a few useful sentences for each phrase.
I used to live in…
I’m getting used…
I’m not used to…
Which one of the sentences bellow is the correct?
“I’m used to not having money.”
“I’m not used to having money.”
Both work, actually, but the meanings are different.
“I’m not used to having money.” (I usually DON’T have money, so having money is not typical for me. I feel a little strange having money.)
“I’m used to not having money.” (I usually don’t have money. This is a situation I am accustomed to and familiar with. Nothing new.)
I hope this helps.
I am getting used to watch your videos every week! :)
Thanks so much! Just a quick correction:
“I am getting used to watching…”
Hi, Alex. I think there is small error in this quiz. Question #9, the сщккусе answer is supposed to be “not used to working 50 hours per week”. But “TO workING”? How it can be?
The answer is “I’m not used to working 50 hours per week.” The reason is that “be used to” is a set phrase and “to” is a preposition in this case. If you want to follow a preposition with an activity, it needs to be a gerund (“I’m excited about going to the game,” for example).
I understand the confusion, though! Also, remember that “used to” in “be used to” is acting as an adjective and not a verb.
Sorry for typing in russian letters, “сщккусе” = “correct” :)
Sorry, I was wrong, your quiz is correct!
Phew. I just wrote a long answer to your original question. Haha. No worries!
Excellent exercises,professor Alex. 10/10
Would you happen to have another lesson like the Star
Wars one? Remember? It was phenomenal.
Thanks for this gem.
Haha. I’m glad you enjoyed the Star Wars lesson! I enjoyed making it, though it was a lot of extra work for the editing team. Never say never. Maybe I’ll do something similar in the future.
Teacher, this is a difficult grammar point, but I had only two mistakes so your explanation was perfect.Thank you . I love study ENGLISH.
I’m glad it was clear! You can always come back and listen to the lesson again in the future, and try the quiz again.
One quick correction: “I love studying English.”
I used to study other methods out there, however when I met with this platform my whole learning method changed. I am now getting use to studying in this result-oriented Platform.
That’s fantastic to hear, Juan! I’m glad you’re enjoying the platform and benefiting from it.
One quick correction: “I am now getting used to studying…” (I added a ‘d’ to “used to”.)
Thanks a lot,Mr.Alex
This theme was a little bit tricky for me
Be confident, it was the same for me.
It’s tough for sure! It might be better if I put it in the advanced category.
J’ai recommencé ce matin et c’est un peu mieux. Tu avais raison : je peux le faire !
I told you! :) Nice job.
I’m getting used to American food.
Good example! There is a lot of salt in some American dishes, especially in restaurants, so I understand this. :)
I am getting use to speaking english.
Good example! Keep it up.
You’re very welcome.
I am getting used to watch these useful videos on your website.
That’s good to hear! Keep it up. One quick correction:
“I am getting used to watching…”
It’s not easy to understand phrasal verbs but now I’m getting used to it.thanx Alex💐
That’s great to hear! Keep practicing, keep learning.
Thank you, great lesson.
You’re welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed it. :)
THANKS A LOT TEACHER ALEX
IT,S REALLY USFUL LESSON .I,V GOT80 BUT I,LL PRACTICE THAT MORE AND MORE.
For sure. Come back another time and try it again.
i’m get used to do pushups three times everyday, i work at that
That’s good! Just a quick correction:
“I’m getting used to doing pushups three times every day. I’m working on that.”
Thank you, Alex!
You’re welcome. Thanks for studying with me and with engVid.
I used to have problem with this grammer. Now everthing is clear but I need to work on it a littile bit more to make it part of my active speaking grammer.
That’s the right idea. Incorporating new knowledge into our everyday practical language is the goal. I wish you luck!
I’m getting used to speaking English more frequently.
Good example! Keep it up. :)
I’m not used to learning english by vidéos, but I get used to it ?
Close! You just needed one change: “…but I’m getting used to it.” The present continuous works better here because you are still in the process of getting used to it.
I used to go library when ı was at university.
My father is not used living in other countries.
I am getttin used wake up early nowadays.
I used to live in Kayseri before ı moved to Eskisehir
My sister is not used wearing glasses. But she is getting used wearin glasses recently.
I used to go my willage when ı was my hometown.
He is used reading books because he has been reading books since he was 14 years old boy. But ı am not used to that.
I will get used to living in Poland.
Bekcan and me used to be friend. But now we ar not.
We are not used to our characters
My sister will get used to drive a car.
Wow! Nice job with so many examples. A few corrections for you:
I used to go to the library when I was in/at university.
I am getting used to waking up early nowadays.
My sister is not used to wearing glasses, but she is getting used to wearing them.
I used to go to my village. (I’m not sure about the meaning of the second part.)
He is used to reading books because he has been reading books since he was a 14-year-old boy.
Bekcan and I used to be friends.
My sister will get used to driving a car.
To help you remember this information, I suggest re-writing your examples with the correct forms. Good luck with your studies!
I appreciate the english lesson.Thanks.
I’m glad you found it useful. Thanks for checking it out, and good luck with your studies.
Thanks for this video, Alex! That’s exactly what I wanted to learn about “used to” constructions :)
I’m happy to hear it! I did my best to make it as clear as possible for everyone.
Thanks Alex for your never ending support’ I used to speak American English but now I’m getting used to speaking British English.
Thanks Alex’ I used to speak American English but now I’m getting used to speaking British English.
thank you a lot.
thank you Alex
really i appreciate your way of teaching
Thanks you for your job!
I used to learn gramma in the Murphy book but now I just watch you videos.
It’s my first time watching your program, and I’m getting used to it. Thank you for blooding our knowledge
Thank uuu i got 100% in the quiz
Hi Alex, I´m getting used to watching one video from EngVid every day.
I didn’t use to immerse myself in English a couple of years ago. That’s why I wasn’t able to speak English fluently at the time. However, I’m now used to practicing English every single day so that I’m getting used to being a fluent English speaker.
I’m getting used to learning English every day. Thank you, Alex! You are the best!!!
5/10, it’s a lot of work before me. Thak You.
I’am getting used to speaking like a native.
Thank you so much
tks a lot Alex
Thanks a lot alex:
I’m getting used to practice English.
I’m used to watching your lessons.
I’m not used to watching English movies.
I used to study English in a wrong way.
I didn’t use to study English that easy.
I used to fotget leaving a comment, but now I am getting uesd to comment on video. Thank you, Alex. I will be used to it.
Hey Alex, thank u for the awesome video! I’d like to ask you to do a video about the Past Perfect and Past perfect continous. Thank you one more time and big hug from Brazil.
thank you teacher for you course
Thank you so much
i’ll get used to it