Used To

Used To

In this lesson, you'll learn about the different meanings of the phrase used to. This is very common in English and has several different meanings.

The different meanings of the phrase used to are listed below.

1) To be used to means to be accustomed to, or to be familiar with. For example:

I am used to the warm weather.
I’m used to leaving work late.
He is used to the noise of the traffic.

2) When used to follows a noun or pronoun it means an action was repeated in the past, but does not currently happen. For example:

I used to drive to work, but now I walk to work.
I used to put two teaspoons of sugar in my coffee, but now I don’t put any sugar in.
They used to visit almost every weekend, but now that they’ve moved away, we rarely ever see them.

3) Used to can also be the past tense of the verb phrase "use to". For example:

What did you use to fix it? I used a hammer to fix it.
What do they use the apples for? They use them to make apple pie.
We used it to store our extra clothes.


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