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Brrr.... Are you used to the cold yet?
Did you use to walk on the beach daily until the weather got cold?
Are you used to having coffee every morning?
I could get use to living in warmer temps—maybe it's time to move to Florida.
Used To or Use To—Which is correct?
"I used to work for a newspaper." (CORRECT)
"Sally use to go to the gym every day." (INCORRECT)
"He wasn't used to the heat of Texas." (INCORRECT)
"They weren't use to having extra money in the bank." (CORRECT)
To keep this straight when you are writing, remember 'used to' is the expression for when the statement is positive.
When the expression is negative, 'use to' is correct.
EXAMPLES of positive statements:
"I used to eat chocolate morning, noon, and night."
"There used to be a house on the corner."
"My dog used to pull hard on the leash when I would take him for a walk."
EXAMPLES of negative statements:
"I didn't use to drink coffee all day, but now I do."
"The library didn't use to have ebooks to borrow."
"She wasn't use to being rejected."
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