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Used to be used to

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Used to be used to

  1. 1. Used to/Be used to Would/ Used to
  2. 2. used to or would <ul><li>For activities and repeated events in the past, I </li></ul><ul><li>no longer do! </li></ul><ul><li>-solía, ya no….) </li></ul><ul><li>“ When I was young I used to play with my dolls. = When I was young I would play with my dolls.” </li></ul><ul><li>Of course I no longer play with dolls! </li></ul><ul><li>“ We used to go out a lot in the summer.” </li></ul><ul><li>Implies that we no longer go out much. </li></ul>
  3. 3. states or habits in the past <ul><li>For repeated states or habits in the past, you must use used to, you cannot use would : </li></ul><ul><li>“ My dog used to bark at cats.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I used to smoke.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I used to be an administrative assistant.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I used to live in England.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Estar acostumbrado= Be used to+ - ing <ul><li>familiar , and not strange or new: </li></ul><ul><li>“ It took him a while until he was used to driv ing on the left-hand side of the road.” </li></ul><ul><li>- estaba acostumbrado- </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am used to gett ing up at six o'clock in the morning.” </li></ul><ul><li>- estoy acostumbrado- </li></ul>
  5. 5. To Be Used To + Noun Phrase -ing <ul><li>Note that this structure can be followed by a noun or noun phrase , as well as an –ing form: </li></ul><ul><li>“ We live near the airport, so we are used to the noise of planes .” </li></ul><ul><li>“ John lived in Mexico, so he is used to very hot food .” </li></ul>
  6. 6. verbs get , grow and become can also be used before used to doing <ul><li>“ It took him a while until he was used to driving on the left-hand side of the road .” </li></ul><ul><li>“ When he first arrived in England, he wasn't used to driv ing on the left-hand side of the road. But after a while, in which he was practising his driving ( getting used to driving on the left), he ended up being familiar with it”. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>See these other examples: </li></ul><ul><li>“ She grew used to him staying up late at night and working.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ The gorilla eventually became used to its new cage .” </li></ul>
  8. 8. getting used to driv ing on the left… <ul><li>Acostumbrarse… </li></ul>
  9. 9. Recapitulando <ul><li>Para hábitos en presente : Suelo,…. </li></ul><ul><li>I usually get up at seven </li></ul><ul><li>Para hábitos en pasado : Solía… pero ya no. </li></ul><ul><li>I used to smoke 20 cigarettes a day. </li></ul><ul><li>Para cosas que estas acostumbrado. </li></ul><ul><li>I am used to get ing up really early, I have got a baby. </li></ul><ul><li>Para cosas a las que te acostumbras. </li></ul><ul><li>I won’t get used to driv ing on the left. </li></ul>

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