Unit 5.1



To be used to Negative

Verb Phrase

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Introduction

To be used to ist eine Struktur, die verwendet wird, um über Gewohnheiten und Bräuche zu sprechen, die uns vertraut sind.

Wenn sie in ihrer Negativen Form ausgedrückt wird, bestreitet das Verb, dass das Subjekt eine Sitte hat.

Form

Die Negative Form von „to be used to“ hat diese Struktur:
Subject + to be + not + used to + [verb + ing]/pronoun/noun phrase + …

Subject To Be + not used to Verb + ing
I am not used to working
You are not used to working
He/She/It is not used to working
We/You/They are not used to working

*If a verb follows „used to“, then it will end in -ing.

Example

  • They‘re not used to working in a big, modern city.
  • I have not had long hair since I was a child so I‘m not used to it now.
  • He is not used to the noise of the shower.

Use

The structure „To be used to“ is used to talk about things or activities someone is familiar with or accustomed to.

Summary

Wir verwenden die Struktur „To be used to„, um über Gewohnheiten und Bräuche zu sprechen, die uns vertraut sind. Wenn es in seiner negativen Form verwendet wird, bestreitet das Verb, dass das Subjekt einige Gewohnheiten hat.

Die Struktur, die in ihrer Negativen form verwendet werden soll, hat diese Struktur:
Subject + to be + not + used to + [verb + ing]/pronoun/noun phrase + … (e.g. I am not used to having breakfast early in the morning.).

Zum Beispiel:
— „I am not used to having breakfast early in the morning.“ = Der Subjekt verneint einen Brauch.

NOTE: Wenn ein Verb „used to“ folgt, it will be in its gerund form (verb + -ing).

Let’s revise this content within the [Form] section. Take a look at the [Example] section that shows its use within a context.

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