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    #1

    I'm used to having fun with my friends on Friday nights.

    I'm used to having fun with my friends on Friday nights.

    Is this sentence OK? Does it merely mean that I go out with my friends on Friday nights on a regular basis and we always have fun? Does it basically mean the same as "I quite often have fun with my friends on Friday nights"?

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    #2

    Re: I'm used to having fun with my friends on Friday nights.

    Yes. No. No.

    Look up 'be used to' and you should be able to work out what the sentence means.

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    #3

    Re: I'm used to having fun with my friends on Friday nights.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Yes. No. No.

    Look up 'be used to' and you should be able to work out what the sentence means.
    That's what I had done. And that's the conclusion I came to. "You are familiar with something because you've done it or experienced it many times". I can't see the difference...

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    #4

    Re: I'm used to having fun with my friends on Friday nights.

    I'm used to having fun with my friends on Friday nights.

    I regularly have a good time with my friends on Friday nights.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 10-Aug-2019 at 07:31. Reason: fixing typo
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    #5

    Re: I'm used to having fun with my friends on Friday nights.

    1. I quite often have fun with my friends on Friday nights. This simply gives the situation.

    2. I'm used to having fun with my friends on Friday nights. This adds the idea that this is a familiar part of my life. It can give the suggestion that it is something I am comfortable with - a break in this routine might seem abnormal.

    Note that there is a difference between the two that is not connected with the idea of familiarity.
    In #1, 'quite often' implies 'not always'. This implication in not there in #2.

    With a less pleasant situation, the contrast is more stark. The version with'BE used to' can suggest resignation, frustration, despair, or similar feelings;

    3. My partner gets drunk on Friday nights and smacks me around when he gets home.
    4. I am used to my partner getting drunk on Friday nights and smacking me around when he gets home.

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    #6

    Re: I'm used to having fun with my friends on Friday nights.

    Yes. Yes. Yes.

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