using be used to and get used to with gerunds
Can anybody help me to know if it is correct to use the gerunds in the combination of verbs like:
be used to + gerund
get used to + gerund
And also would you give some examples?
Re: using be used to and get used to with gerunds
In sentences like:
You should be used to driving that car by now.
My mother will have to get used to looking at my new haircut.
driving and looking are not technically gerunds; they are progressive verbs. Progressive verbs and gerunds usually look the same, (bare infinitive form of the verb + ing) but they function differently in a sentence.
I am driving to work. (present progressive tense)
Driving is difficult. (gerund)
A gerund is a verb (usually ending in ing) that functions as a noun in a sentence.
A progressive verb is one that indicates an ongoing action.