I used to walk on the beach. I was used to seeing black swans on the lake.
Reader’s question: What is the rule for distinguishing between ‘used to do’ and ‘be used to’?
Answer: ‘Used to do’ means something that you did in the past, possibly on a regular basis, and no longer do.
I used to knit when my children were little.
‘Be used to’ means to be or become familiar with.
You will be used to eating chillies soon.
I was used to seeing black swans on the lake and then one day they vanished.
We sometimes replace ‘be’ with ‘get’.
I am getting used to your company.
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