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    Talking be/get used to + gerund/infinitive

    Hi there everyone,

    I have a question that is confusing me. I know the correct way of using be/get used to is with the gerund, as in:

    I am used to wearing a suit for work.

    My question is: Why is it wrong to use the infinitive? [So, I understand why it is correct to use the gerund, I just need to know why does using the infinitive makes it all wrong ]

    THX.

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    Post Re: be/get used to + gerund/infinitive

    Quote Originally Posted by elio View Post
    Hi there everyone,

    I have a question that is confusing me. I know the correct way of using be/get used to is with the gerund, as in:

    I am used to wearing a suit for work.

    My question is: Why is it wrong to use the infinitive? [So, I understand why it is correct to use the gerund, I just need to know why does using the infinitive makes it all wrong ]

    THX.
    It's because, in this case, used to is a complex adjective, comprised of the past participle used and the preposition to.
    I am used to wearing a suit for work.
    vs
    I used to wear a suit for work.

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