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    Used to

    Would it be right to say?
    I am not used to sitting in the class untill evening, so i get tired very soon.

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    Re: Used to

    Pretty much. The correct spelling is "until" and the second "I" should be a capital. The "the" before "class" is optional.

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    #3

    Re: Used to

    You get tired easily or get tired early. "Soon" isn't the right word.

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    Re: Used to

    Can you teach where to use "the" and where not?

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    Re: Used to

    The word 'the' is called the definite article.

    Click here to find links to sites which explain its usage.

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    Re: Used to

    Note that the use of articles is, in my opinion, the most difficult part of learning English.

    Don't be upset if you don't understand immediately.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Note that the use of articles is, in my opinion, the most difficult part of learning English.
    Yes, for speakers of those languages which don't have articles, eg. most Asian languages and Russian.
    Are there exceptions to this? - ie. languages that do use the definite and indefinite articles, but which are significantly different in usage from English?

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    Re: Used to

    'I am not used to sitting in the class until evening, so I get tired.'

    We don't need any other word(s) after "tired"; they are all superfluous. If the person has been there since morning or even since the afternoon, the tiredness doesn't need to be further commented on.

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    Re: Used to

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You get tired easily or get tired early. "Soon" isn't the right word.
    Quickly would also work there.

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