Used to versus Be Used to versus Get Used to

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englishgeek

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Do you know the difference between these expressions?

Try making your own setences to show you understand the difference.

Used to

This is used to describe something that we did in the past but no longer do now.

I used to play the guitar when I was a student. This means I play the guitar when I was a student, but now I don't play the guitar.

Be Used to

We use this to describe something that we have gotten accustomed to.

I am now used to reading books on an electronic device.

Get Used to

We use this to describe something that was initially strange, but we have grown accustomed to it after time and gaining more experience.

It took me at least one year to get used to living in Japan.
 
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alexanderfinn

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I think you mean 'played the guitar when I was a student'.

'Used to' it can be difficult to hear because the negative 'didn't use to' is pronounced in exactly the same way. The /d/ in 'used' softens to a /t/ sound and in 'didn't use to' the /t/ of 'to' links to the /s/ (or /z/) of 'use'