Unit 5.1

To be used to en Negativo


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Introduction

To be used to es una estructura utilizada para expresar hábitos y costumbres que nos son familiares.

Cuando se expresa en su forma negativa, el verbo niega que el sujeto tiene costumbres.

Form

To be used to, en su forma negativa, tiene esta estructura:
Subject to be not used to [verb ing]/pronoun/noun phrase  …

  • Las abreviaciones de la forma negativa son iguales a las del to be: I’m not – you’re not/you aren’t – he’s not/he isn’t…
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

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 the noise of the washing machine.

Use

La estructura to be used to, en su forma negativa, niega algo o algunas actividades que alguien está acostumbrado a hacer.

Summary

To be used to, en la forma negativa, niega hábitos y costumbres que nos son familiares.

La estructura es:
Subject to be not used to [verb ing]/pronoun/noun phrase  …

Por ejemplo:
— «You are not used to having breakfast early in the morning.» = «Having breakfast in the morning» is not the habit of the subject.

NOTA: No lo confundas con to use to, que podría aparecer solamente en oraciones que ya son en el tiempo pasado.

Por ejemplo:
— «You aren’t used to having breakfast early in the morning.» = Usamos to be used to para expresar una acción a que el sujeto no está acostumbrado ahora.
♦ «You didn’t use to have breakfast early in the morning.»= Usamos to use to para expresar una acción que no pasó en el pasado, pero que pasa ahora.

Vamos a revisar este contenido dentro de la sección {Form}. Echa un vistazo a la sección {Example} que muestra su uso en contexto.

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