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Used to Do vs Be Used to

It's easy to confuse used to do and be used to. Both forms look alike, but they have very different meanings and structures.

First let's look at used to do, or used to + verb. When I say I used to do something, I mean that I did something regularly in the past which I no longer do now. For example, "When I was a child, I used to fight with my brother, but now we get along."

We can also use used to do to talk about something that was true in the past but is not true now. For example, "Playing with dolls used to be Sarah's favorite activity." In other words, Sarah's favorite activity in the past was playing with dolls, but it is no longer something she likes to do.

Be used to means something different. If you are used to something, you are accustomed to it. It is normal or usual for you. Be used to is always followed by a noun or gerund (verb ending in -ing). For example, I can say "I am used to the rain," or that "I am used to staying up late."

Used to Do vs Be Used to Grammar Quiz

  1. She has a newborn baby so sleepless nights and the sound of crying.

  2. He play bass in a rock band when he was younger.

  3. Didn't you live in Hawaii?

  4. I using email and sending text messages but my grandparents are clueless when it comes to that stuff.

  5. I take the bus to school but I moved closer so now I walk.

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bactunisie

France

Thak u all

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03:22 PM Nov 22 2009 |

realnica

realnica

Nicaragua

it is Ok if I say , " I USED TO BE An AT&T CUSTOMER" is that gramatically correct? or do I have to say " I USED TO HAVE AN ACCOUNT WITH AT&T? wich one is the right one? or are both of them correct?

Any help will be appreciated .thanks in advance.

10:49 PM Nov 20 2009 |

aljalal2

United Arab Emirates

amazing

03:40 PM Nov 20 2009 |

mr.polah

mr.polah

Indonesia

''sorry i never mind to distrub u''  it's ok i am used to it

07:40 AM Nov 20 2009 |

sea71

Saudi Arabia

easy thnx

04:01 AM Nov 09 2009 |

Ferike333

Ferike333

Hungary

Great job. I'm sure I could not have explained it this well.

For Hungarians: used to do sth = szoktam vmit csinálni régebben, de már nem;

be used doing sth= hozzá vagyok szova.

And something important that's not included. Get used to doing sth = hozzászokni vmihez. Jim moved to England, so he must get used to rain.

Thanks for this lesson!

12:23 PM Oct 17 2009 |

s id

Saudi Arabia

   nice grammer .i liked it  but it take me along time to

    understand .

  thank u EbabLaughingy

07:06 PM Jun 26 2009 |

Marielys

Marielys

Panama

Innocent

11:14 PM Jun 22 2009 |