hey.you asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago

Be used to / get used to

What is the difference between 'Be used to' and 'get used to' ?

1. Even though my aunt has lived in Engliand for many years,she is still not (used to going out / get used to go out ) in the cold weather in Wiinter.

2. John has been in MExico for a long time so he (used to eat / has got used to eating) spicy food.

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  • ?
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    1 decade ago
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    What is the difference between 'Be used to' and 'get used to' ?

    1. Even though my aunt has lived in EnglAND for many years,she is still not (used to going out ) in the cold weather in Wiinter.

    She is still not used to going out .......( Status)

    2. John has been in MExico for a long time, so he / has got used to eating) spicy food.

    has got used to eating...........( present perfect tense)

    This is to show John HAS already got used to doing something. ( Action)

    He used to eat ..............=/= he has got used to eating...........

    He used to ...........= in the past, he did this.

    Example:

    He used to SWIM( no - ing) in winter. <---- in the past he swam in winter.

    2009-08-18 20:30:05 補充:

    This is to show John HAS already got used to doing something. ( Action )

    It means he is still used to doing that. ( not past tense here)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Be used to = get used to = 現在習慣.....

    used to = 以前經常...

    就好似中文咁,同一意思都有唔同既講法

    第一句一定係用used to going out , 因為前面有個is, Be used to = get used to . is無理由後面再加個be

    第二句一定係has got used to eating , 因為如果用used to eat既話,就變咗:佢係墨西哥已經一段日子, 所以佢以前習慣食竦野??? 前言不對後語

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  • 1 decade ago

    used to =曾經

    get used to = 習慣

    1. 用get used to go out

    雖然我aunt曾經係英國住過幾年,但她仍未習慣於冬天外出。

    2. 用has got used to eat

    john曾經係墨西哥一段時間,所以習慣食spicy野。

    2009-08-19 01:17:14 補充:

    Get used to 是一個很常用的片語, 表示習慣於某件事, 例如我說美國的天氣很乾燥, 你就可以回答我 "You will get used to it!" 要注意的是, get used to 跟 used to 是截然不同的意思, used to 是說過去習慣如何如何, 例如, "I used to get up at 5:30." 言下之意就是你過去都是 5:30 起床 (當兵的時候), 但那已經是過去式了.

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    1 decade ago

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