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    Which Of Them Are Correct?

    I want to learn, how do we use "be used to" in present perfect tense. Which of the following sentences are correct.

    I have used to working here since last year
    I have been used to working here since last year


    I have used to the new rules for some time
    I have been used to the new rules for some time


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    #2

    Re: Which Of Them Are Correct?

    If you are trying to use the construction "be used to" why do you think you can omit the "be" in the first sentence?

    The second sentence is correct.

    And your title should be "which of them is correct?"

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    Re: Which Of Them Are Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by murat guler View Post
    I have been used to the new rules for some time.
    Although that is grammatically correct, I think we'd be more likely to say, "I got used to the new rules some time ago".

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    Re: Which Of Them Are Correct?

    Ok, one more thing. "Used to" in simple present tense....

    As "be used to", we can say these in simple present tense...

    "I am used to playing football"
    "I am used to the traffic jam in this city"

    However, I am not sure how we use "get used to" in simple present tense. Because, as far as I know, there are some restrictions for the using of "get used to" in simple present tense. For example, can we say such a sentence....

    "I guess, one day he gets used to living in this city"

    ...or does it have to be....

    "I guess, one day he will get used to living in this city"

    In what kind of contexts we can (and can't) use "get used to" in simple present tense. Can we only use "get used to" in simple present tense in a whenever clause. Such as....

    Whenever I wear a new pair of shoes, I find that I only get used to them after a few weeks.

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    Re: Which Of Them Are Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by murat guler View Post
    Ok, one more thing. "Used to" in simple present tense....

    As "be used to", we can say these in simple present tense...

    "I am used to playing football" (I think it's grammatically OK, but...I feel something unnatural...)
    "I am used to the traffic jam in this city" (I think it's perfectly OK.)

    However, I am not sure how we use "get used to" in simple present tense. Because, as far as I know, there are some restrictions for the using of "get used to" in simple present. For example, can we say such a sentence....

    "I guess, one day he gets used to living in this city" (I'm not sure about this one...'will get' sounds better to me.)

    ...or does it have to be....

    "I guess, one day he will get used to living in this city" (Yes, this one is better.)

    In what kind of contexts we can (and can't) use "get used to" in simple present tense. Can we only use "get used to" in simple present tense in a whenever clause. Such as....

    Whenever I wear a new pair of shoes, I find that I only get used to them after a few weeks.(Yes, it works because of the phrase "after a few weeks."

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    Hello, murat guler!
    Let me try to help you.
    I think you are confusing 'be' with 'get.'

    'To get' means 'to reach a particular state.' (Please see the definition #11 : get - Definition and pronunciation | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com)

    So...what I'm trying to say is...you need some time to 'get used to' something.
    When it is used in the present simple, you'll need some words or phrases to indicate 'duration.'
    Well...I can't explain it well enough in English, so please wait for other native speakers to respond.
    I'm sorry.

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    Re: Which Of Them Are Correct?

    You're right to be unsure about "I guess, one day he gets used to living in this city"
    (I'm not sure about this one...'will get' sounds better to me.)
    The thing is, it works so long as the hearer/reader understands it to have a future reference. 'Get used to' seems to me to be frequently involved in this sort of 'tense-shifting'. It often appears in the historic present:
    'After several months in Geneva, Joyce gets used to...'.

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    Re: Which Of Them Are Correct?

    Update

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    Re: Which Of Them Are Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by murat guler View Post
    Update
    What is that supposed to mean?

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    Re: Which Of Them Are Correct?

    It means, I want to place my thread to the first page because I want to get more comments for my questions in my second post.

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    Re: Which Of Them Are Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by murat guler View Post
    It means, I want to place my thread to the first page because I want to get more comments for my questions in my second post.
    Please don't do that.

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