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Unit 5.1

To be used to Interrogative

Verb Phrase

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

The interrogative form is used to ask questions about the subject’s customs.

To be used to, in its interrogative form, has this structure:
To be + subject + used to + [verb + ing]/pronoun/noun phrase + …?

TO BESUBJECTUSED TOGERUNDQUESTION MARK
AmIused toworking?
Areyouused toworking?
Ishe/she/itused toworking?
Arewe/you/theyused toworking?
  • Are they used to working in a big, modern city?
  • You have had long hair since you were a child so are you still used to it?
  • Is he used to the noise of the washing machine?

The structure to be used to asks, in its interrogative form, for things or activities someone is familiar with or accustomed to.

To be used to, in the interrogative form, asks for habits and customs that are familiar to us.

The structure is:
To be + subject + used to + [verb + ing]/pronoun/noun phrase + …?

For example:
— “Are you used to having breakfast early in the morning?” = We ask if having breakfast in the morning is the habit of the subject or not.

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

For example:
— “Are you used to having breakfast early in the morning?” = We use to be used to to ask if the subject is accustomed to the action now.
Did you use to have breakfast in the morning?“= We use to use to to ask if the action happened in the past, since it doesn’t happen anymore (“Did you used to have breakfast early in the morning?” = The past tense here is already shown with did).

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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