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Unit 5.1

To be used to Affirmative

Verb Phrase

To be used to is a structure used to express habits and customs that are familiar to us.

When expressed in its affirmative form, the verb confirms that the subject has some customs.

To be used to, in its affirmative form, has this structure:
Subject + to be + used to + [verb + -ing]/pronoun/noun phrase  + …

  • Short forms of the affirmative form are the same as the short forms of to be: I’m – you’re – he’s…
SUBJECTTO BEUSED TOGERUND
Iamused toworking
Youareused toworking
He/She/Itisused toworking
We/You/Theyareused toworking
  • They‘re used to working in a big, modern city.
  • I have had long hair since I was a child so I‘m used to it now.
  • He is used to the noise of the washing machine.

The structure to be used to confirms, in its affirmative form, things or activities someone is familiar with or accustomed to.

To be used to, in the affirmative form, confirms habits and customs that are familiar to us.

The structure is:
Subject + to be + used to + [verb + -ing]/pronoun/noun phrase  + …

For example:
“You are used to having breakfast early in the morning.” = Breakfast is the habit of the subject.

NOTE: Don’t confuse it with to use to, that could appear only in sentences that are already in the past tense.

For example:
— “You are used to having breakfast early in the morning.” = We use to be used to to express an action to which the subject is accustomed to now.
♦ “You used to have breakfast early in the morning.“= We use to use to to express an action that happened in the past, but doesn’t happen anymore.

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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