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    used to

    Hi,

    I am trying to used to here.

    I am trying to get used to here.

    which one is grammatical?

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    #2

    Re: used to

    They are both incorrect. Do you mean I am trying to get used to her? Or, perhaps, I am trying to get used to being here?
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    #3

    Re: used to

    "here" is an adverb. It's not interchangeable with the noun "this place".
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    Re: used to

    Quote Originally Posted by oksuz_ View Post
    Hi,

    I am trying to used to here.

    I am trying to get used to it here.

    which one is grammatical?
    Just add one simple pronoun and you end up with precisely the correct sentence you need.

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    #5

    Re: used to

    can "it" be anything here, can not be? Such as this new life or this system.

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    #6

    Re: used to

    This it is all-inclusive, as it were.

    If you're sitting in a room around a table with your friends, talking about your new life in, say, London, you're definitely referring to the whole experience rather than the room you're in when you say 'I like it here'. Essentially, the it is whatever it means to you in the given context.
    Last edited by engee30; 05-Mar-2017 at 23:46. Reason: typo

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    #7

    Re: used to

    Quote Originally Posted by oksuz_ View Post
    "It" can be anything here, can't it? Such as this new life or this system.
    Or this society or cuture or weather. Yes, "it" can be anything and everything.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #8

    Re: used to

    What about " I am at the stage of getting used to this system"? it sounds weird to me though.

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    #9

    Re: used to

    I am trying to get used to this system would sound more natural to me.

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    #10

    Re: used to

    Quote Originally Posted by oksuz_ View Post
    What about "I am at the stage of getting used to this system"? It sounds weird to me, though.
    Try:
    I'm still in the process of getting used to this system.

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