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    used to eating

    I used to eat spicy food.
    I used to eating spicy food.

    Which one's right?

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    Smile Re: used to eating

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    I used to eat spicy food.
    I used to eating spicy food.

    Which one's right?
    The first one.

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    Re: used to eating

    Quote Originally Posted by RedMtl View Post
    The first one.
    What's wrong with the second one?

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    Post Re: used to eating

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    What's wrong with the second one?
    It lacks an auxiliary am or was, or the verb got, or the verb phrase am getting or was getting, to make the word used an adjective + to which is a preposition followed by ing-verb:

    I am used to eating spicy foods.
    I was used to eating spicy foods.
    I got used to eating spicy foods.
    I am getting used to eating spicy foods.
    I was getting used to eating spicy foods.


    Here, used (to) means accustomed (to).

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