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    to be used to = to be accustomed to

    Dear friends...

    Could you please shed some light on this?

    a) I am used to studying 12 hours a day. (gerund)
    b) I used to study 12 hours a day. (infinitive)

    My doubt: Do they ALWAYS work like stated above? I mean, is there any possibility for sentence b) to be written like this?

    I am used to < infinitive>. = I am accustumed to < infinitive>

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    Re: to be used to = to be accustomed to

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    Dear friends...

    Could you please shed some light on this?

    a) I am used to studying 12 hours a day.
    b) I used to study 12 hours a day. Note that this sentence does not have "am".
    The above sentences do not have the same meaning!


    I am used to gerund = I am accustumed to gerund

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    Re: to be used to = to be accustomed to

    So, it is safe to say that after 'to be used to' there will ALWAYS be a gerund, once it makes reference to customary actions.

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    Re: to be used to = to be accustomed to

    Quote Originally Posted by Offroad View Post
    So, it is safe to say that after' be used to' there will ALWAYS be a gerund, when it makes reference to customary action? yes
    I am used to doing that.
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