Hi everyone! Welcome back to the Crown Academy blog.

In the previous blogs we’ve covered a range of topics from idioms, to the difference between the present continuous and simple tenses, and a bit about Crown Academy.

Today, I’d like to focus on a commonly used grammatical function in English, ‘to be/get used to’. What does this structure mean? It means that something or someone becomes normal or comfortable for us because we have experience of it. How is it formed? Good question. The way to form this structure is ‘to be/get used to’ + ‘ing’ (the gerund). We do this because the word ‘to’ is a preposition.

Now you know how to form this structure, let’s have a few examples:

1. At first it was difficult, but now I’m used to getting up early.

2. Do you think he will ever get used to living in a hot country?

3. When a family moves to a new town, it’s easier for the children to get used to the place than it is for the parents.

4. After many years of living next to the motorway, he finally got used to hearing cars drive past.

5. My friend is used to drinking tea, he used to be more of a coffee drinker before.

I hope you all enjoyed this blog, and have learnt something new today!

Keep your eyes peeled for the next blog, and don’t forget to book a Free Trial Lesson with us here at Crown Academy.