An old man and an old woman were sitting together on their front porch.

"You used to sit closer to me," the woman said.

So the man moved closer.

"You used to put your arm around me."

So the man put his arm around her.

"You used to call me honey."

So the man said "Yes, honey."

"You used to nibble on my ear."

"Let me get my teeth."

"I used to do" means that I don't do anymore. For example, if you smoked before but have now stopped, you can say "I used to smoke." The phrase 'used to do' describes an action that habitually happened in the past, but that doesn't happen anymore.

"Be used to doing" means that something was strange and unusual before, but I tried it, and now it has become familiar to me and it doesn't bother me. The phrase 'be used to doing' describes an action or a thing that has become second nature to you.

Remember this: if you're going to use the continuous form of the verb, don't forget the 'to be.' You can't say 'We used to listening to jazz." You must say 'We are used to listening to jazz.' And so on.

Before Today
We used to play soccer every day. We're used to playing soccer every day.
My dad used to smoke a lot. My cousin is used to living in Russia.
We didn't use to go to church in the 1970s. She isn't used to taking the bus to school.
What did your mum use to cook for Christmas? Are you finally used to having turkey and seafood for Christmas?

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