There is little confusion among the students and men in using the very right word from ‘Use to’ and ‘Used to’ therefore many of us are mistaken about its usage. actually there is a very simple logic for using these ‘Use to’ and ‘Used to’ so let’s get rid of this confusion.
Use of ‘Used to’ or ‘Use to’ in English Grammar
- 1st of all, you should mind it that we always use ‘Use to’ or ‘Used to’ for past situations and for the activities we are habitual with. in other words, we use these words when something that happened but doesn’t happen anymore in present. Therefore we use ed in the end of use. We use ‘Used to’ for simple or affirmative sentences.
- Mark had a hard time in school. He used to wake up late in the morning.
- I used to pee in the pants while in classroom.
- I used to hate her but now I think, I like her.
- We use ‘Use to’ in only Negative and Interrogative sentences. We use ‘did not’ for negative sentences and we put ‘did’ in the start of the sentence for interrogative sentences.
- I didn’t use to do my homework daily because it sucks.
- I didn’t use to listen to teachers because I think they were talkative.
- I didn’t use to like my classmates but now I think they are great and helpless too.
- Did you use to tease your class teacher?
Used to do
- Used + to-infinitive means that something happened regularly or went on for a time in the past. for example I used to play cricket means that in the past I regularly played cricket, but I no longer do so.
When I was younger I used to be a singer in a rock band. That was before I became an actress. I used to travel around the country doing gigs.
- We used to enjoy that puzzle game when we were younger.
- Nick used to smoke, but he gave it up.
- I used to like meat, but I don’t even taste it now.
- There used to be a community center here on the road, but they knocked it down.
- We cannot use “Use to” in the present tense. It means we cant use ‘Use to’ in affirmative sentences.
- Mark travels a lot.
Wrong sentence: Mark uses to travel a lot.
- We normally use ‘didn’t use to’ in negatives and ‘did….use to’ in questions.
- We didn’t use to have computers. | We never used to have computers.
- Where did people use to hang out with friends before this cafe was built?
- Did you use to live in London?
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Be Used to doing
- Be used to + ing-form means that something is familiar and is no longer strange. For example, I used to swimming. Means that swimming is no longer strange or difficult for me because I have done it for so long.
- I‘m used to driving because I travel a lot for dating girls. I am used to dating.
- We are used to waking up early. We do it every day.
Wrong sentences: We are used to wake up early. | He was not used to so many people.
- Mark is used to working late at the office because he was married.
- Most visitors to USA aren’t used to driving on the left.
- I wasn’t used to wearing pajamas. It seemed very odd at first.
- We can also say ‘Get used to’ to talk about things becoming more familiar.
- It was hard at first, but Max soon got used to waking up early in the morning for school.
- I got used to waking up late in the morning on holidays. Therefore, now after vacation it’s very hard.
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