using be used to and get used to with gerunds

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Can anybody help me to know if it is correct to use the gerunds in the combination of verbs like:
be used to + gerund
get used to + gerund
And also would you give some examples?


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In sentences like:

You should be used to driving that car by now.
My mother will have to get used to looking at my new haircut.

driving and looking are not technically gerunds; they are progressive verbs. Progressive verbs and gerunds usually look the same, (bare infinitive form of the verb + ing) but they function differently in a sentence.

I am driving to work. (present progressive tense)
Driving is difficult. (gerund)

A gerund is a verb (usually ending in ing) that functions as a noun in a sentence.
A progressive verb is one that indicates an ongoing action.
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