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    Default I'm sccustomed to drive/driving a car.

    1. I'm accustomed to drive a car.

    2. I'm accustomed to driving a car.




    I thought only 2 was grammatical but one of my grammar book say

    both are correct.

    Are the both sentences grammatical?

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    Default Re: I'm sccustomed to drive/driving a car.

    Which grammar book are you referring to?

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    Default Re: I'm sccustomed to drive/driving a car.

    NOT A TEACHER

    You're right, #1 is wrong. See:

    Verbs Followed by Gerunds or Infinitives
    http://www.englishpage.com/gerunds/a...erund_list.htm

    But please do tell us which book you are referring to.

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    Default Re: I'm sccustomed to drive/driving a car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Which grammar book are you referring to?
    There are like hundreds and thousands of English grammar books written by Korean teachers

    in Korea. I have more than 20 grammar books myself. I want to tell you what the book is

    but this time the grammar book is from the web, I mean I downloaded the book from a

    English study community which is the most famous and popular one among Korean students and

    teachers. If you want to have a look I can sent the file to you via email or whatever but

    you can't understand the book since it is written in Korean.

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    Default Re: I'm sccustomed to drive/driving a car.

    I feel that be accustomed to can be followed by either form in BrE, a feeling shared by Swan (2005.299). There are 74 citations for accustomed to + the first form of the verb in the BNC.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: I'm sccustomed to drive/driving a car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    You're right, #1 is wrong. See:

    Verbs Followed by Gerunds or Infinitives
    ENGLISH PAGE - Adjective + Preposition Combinations Followed by Gerunds

    But please do tell us which book you are referring to.

    The last highlighted line read s root verb , noun or gerund can follow 'be accustomed to'

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    Default Re: I'm sccustomed to drive/driving a car.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    There are like hundreds and thousands of English grammar books written by Korean teachers

    in Korea. I have more than 20 grammar books myself. I want to tell you what the book is

    but this time the grammar book is from the web, I mean I downloaded the book from a

    English study community which is the most famous and popular one among Korean students and

    teachers. If you want to have a look I can sent ​send the file to you via email or whatever but

    you can't understand the book since it is written in Korean.
    My suggestion is that you delete this book from your files as it contains incorrect material. Part of the job of being a teacher is to teach the subject matter and also teach students how to reason. It is faulty reasoning on your part to assume that some members of this forum cannot read Korean.

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    Default Re: I'm sccustomed to drive/driving a car.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I feel that be accustomed to can be followed by either form in BrE, a feeling shared by Swan (2005.299). There are 74 citations for accustomed to + the first form of the verb in the BNC.

    Oh... is it? hmm... Anyway I took the photo of the grammar book and posted for you guys.

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    Default Re: I'm sccustomed to drive/driving a car.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    My suggestion is that you delete this book from your files as it contains incorrect material. Part of the job of being a teacher is to teach the subject matter and also teach students how to reason. It is faulty reasoning on your part to assume that some members of this forum cannot read Korean.

    I appreciate your advice. Actually the content of the book is pretty healthy

    but sometimes you know there are a couple of errors and so on.

    I will definitely delete the file and not refer to the book for my students.


    Thank you so much.

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    Default Re: I'm sccustomed to drive/driving a car.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    I appreciate your advice. Actually the content of the book is pretty healthy

    but sometimes you know there are a couple of errors and so on.
    NOT A TEACHER

    Used he to call on you every Sunday?

    This one of the example sentences in your book. I'm pretty sure that it's not a natural sentence. The normal question form is, 'Did he use to...?'
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 23-Oct-2012 at 16:28.

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