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    Ju is offline Key Member
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    Are used to waking up

    1. May are used to waking up at 7 pm.

    2. May are used to wake up at 7 pm.

    Are the above sentences grammatical?

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    Re: Are used to waking up

    Neither of them are grammatical. Assuming May is a person's name, the correct answer is:

    May is used to waking up at 7 pm.
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    Re: Are used to waking up

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbha View Post
    Neither of them are grammatical. Assuming May is a person's name, the correct answer is:

    May is used to waking up at 7 pm.
    1. Does it mean "are used to" always followed by a gerund?

    2. How about "May used to wake up at 7 pm."

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    Re: Are used to waking up

    1. Does it mean "are used to" always followed by a gerund?
    Is "is/are used to" always followed by a gerund? Yes, it is followed by a gerund and not an infinitive. "Used to" means "familiar with or accustomed to something".

    2. How about "May used to wake up at 7 pm"?
    This has a different meaning. "Used to" here means "done in the past but not any longer".
    Last edited by Tdol; 11-Oct-2017 at 13:30. Reason: use -> used
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    Re: Are used to waking up

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    1. Does it mean "are used to" is always followed by a gerund?
    Not necessarily.

    The visitors are (well) used to the humid weather at this stage.

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