Used To + Ing
I'm used to something = it is not new or strange for me. Let's see the following examples.
- Igor lives alone. He doesn't mind this because he has lived alone for 15 years. So he is used to it. He is used to living alone.
- My new shoes felt a bit strange at first because I wasn't used to them.
- Our new flat is on a very busy street. I expect we'll get used to the noisebut at the moment we find it very disturbing.
- Fred has a new job. He has to get up much earlier at 6.00. He find this difficult at present because he isn't used to getting up so early .
- Igor is used to living alone. (not Igor is used to live alone.)
Do not confuse I am used to doing with I used to do. They are different in structure and in meaning. to be used to + ing means isn't strange for me.
- I am used to (doing)something.
- I am used to the weather in this country
- I am used to driving on the left because I've lived in Britain for a long time.
I used to do something means that I did something regularly in the past. You can 't use this structure for the present. Let's see the following examples.
- These days I usually stay in bed until late. But when I had a job, I used to get up early.
- When I was single, I used to walk very fast. Now I don't. My wife walks very slowly.
In this exercise you have to complete sentences with to be used to doing or used to do.
- When I was a child, ( I used to go, I am used to going ) swimming in the river.
- Johny once went to Alaska. It was too cold for him. ( He was not used to living, He didn't use to live ) in cold temperature.
- I'm American. ( I'm used to driving, I used to drive ) on the right.
- My best friend ( is used to drinking , used to drink ) tea when he was a child.
- I ( am used to, used to ) the weather in this country. So, I feel comfortable with it.