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    Nathalia Nafarin is offline Newbie
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    Dear Sirs, Dear Madams,

    I would like to hear your opinion about the following grammar :
    1. She is used to go cycling every day

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    2. She is used to be a queen

    My question is :
    In sentence nr. 2, is it necessary to say She is used to being a queen instead of She is used to be a queen ?

    I thank you in advance for your answer.

    Yours sincerely,
    Nathalia Nafarin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathalia Nafarin View Post
    Dear Sirs, Dear Madams, Unnecessary.

    I would like to hear your opinion about the following grammar :
    1. She is used to go cycling every day

    and
    2. She is used to be a queen

    Neither is grammatical.

    1. 'She used to go cycling every day.' (She was at one time in the habit of cycling every day.)

    'She is used to going cycling every day.' (She is accustomed to cycling every day.)

    2. 'She used to be a queen.' (At some time in the past she was a queen.)

    'She is used to being a queen.' (She is accustomed to being a queen.)

    Rover

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    Thank you very much for your answer, Rover. It has been helpful.
    Regards,
    Nathalia

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    You're welcome, Nathalia, but instead of sending your thanks in a separate message, just click the Like button, please.

    The reason is that it is flagged as a new post, so we think you might have a follow-up question or something to add. Those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.

    Thank you.

    Rover

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