Be used to, get used to, used to

How to use be used to, get used to and used to correctly.

Be used to
If you are used to something, you have often done or experienced it; it is not strange, new or difficult for you.

Structure: Be used to + noun phrase or verb (-ing form)
I am used to getting up early in the morning. I don't mind it.

He didn't complain about the neighbours’ loud party – he was used to the noise.
We can also say be used to someone. I don’t think Tom’s strange – I’m used to him.
Negative: be not used to. I don't understand him: I'm not used to his accent yet.
Get used to
Structure:
Get used to + something / someone
Get used to + verb (-ing form)
I got used to his Scottish accent after a while .
I got used to waking up early in the morning.
If you get used to something, you become accustomed to it; it is no longer unusual or strange.
Get used to is the process of becoming used to something.
After a while he didn't mind the noise in the office; he got used to it.
Used to
Used to + verb infinitive refers to a habit or state in the past. It is used only in the past simple tense.
Past habits
If you used to do something, you did it for a period of time in the past, but you don't do it any more.
We used to live there when I was a child.
I used to walk to school every day when I was a child.
Past states
We also say used to to express a state that existed in the past but doesn't exist now. States are NOT actions. We express states with stative verbs such as have, believe, know and like.
I used to like The Beatles, but now I never listen to them.
He used to have long hair, but now it’s very short.
I used to believe in magic when I was a child.
Structure of questions:
did(n't) + subject + use to be
Did(n't) he use to work in your office?
Structure of negative:
subject + didn't + use to be.
I didn't use to like wine, but now I love it.
test_inter4 Practice exercise (intermediate) ‘used to’, ‘be used to’ and ‘get used’