Student or Learner
I would like to know the difference between "1" and "2".
1. It took some time to get used to working with each other.
2. It took some time getting used to working with each other.
Last edited by wowenglish1; 18-Dec-2009 at 13:16.
Why "to working"?
Either "to work" or "working", or not
Or does it belong to the use(d) and is independend of working?
Don't confuse the progressive form of a verb with the gerund. The phrase 'used to' is followed by a noun phrase. Here, "working" is the gerund, i.e. it is a noun, not a verb.
Compare it with another sentence using 'used to' that doesn't have a gerund; "She was used to her sore throat by now."