"I'm used to" and "I get used to"

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"I'm used to" and "I get used to"

Postby CA_ESL » Sat, 08 Sep 2007 02:21:44 -0500

What is the difference between "I am used to it" and "I get used to it" ???
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Postby English Toolbox Co » Wed, 26 Sep 2007 02:58:02 -0500

The phrasal verb "used to" means that you are accustomed to something, that it is no longer strange but normal to you. So if you say, "I am used to it," it means you have completed this process of accepting something as normal and adapting to it. To say, "I get used to it" isn't really correct English: you need to specify a tense (e.g., "I will get used to it" for the future or "I got used to it" for the past).
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Postby Boke » Mon, 01 Oct 2007 05:12:47 -0500

also be careful with "use/used to" meaning something you did in the past but no longer do, or with "didn't used to" something you didn't do in the past but do now
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Re: "I'm used to" and "I get used to"

Postby babyruthcoming » Fri, 11 Apr 2008 12:06:00 -0500

Can I use "I am getting used to it"?
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Re: "I'm used to" and "I get used to"

Postby Syl » Sat, 12 Apr 2008 11:15:07 -0500

Yes, you can.

We use the verb "get" together with "used to" to express that we are becoming accustomed to something. In general "get used to" is used with the gerund (the -ing form of the verb) , example:

He is getting used to working at that company.


He is getting used to it.("it" substitutes "working at that company")
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