I wonder how an American pronounces…
get used to
get (in any tense) + used to + noun
He is getting used to the city.
get (in any tense) + used to + pronoun
He is getting used to it.
get (in any tense) + used to + gerund
He is getting used to living in a city.
So, he’s been in New York for a year now.
He hasn’t gotten used to city life yet,
completely, but it’s better than a year ago.
He got used to his tiny apartment right away.
He really likes the neighborhood.
And he got used to the traffic and noise
quite quickly. He just tunes it out.
And, of course, he had to get used to
his new job and co-workers right away.
He’s still getting used to the
crowds of people…everywhere.
But the subway…that’s not for him,
but he’ll have to get used to that, too.
But he’s never going to get used to
the high cost of living.
Let’s compare verbs be and get.
be = the situation as it is now
get = go through the process of change
She’s 18. She’s young.
She’s 90. She’s old.
Every day we get 1 day older.
It’s morning. I’m not tired.
I work all day and get tired.
It’s evening. I’m tired.
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