How to use USED TO correctly!
Firstly, do not confuse to use and the used to/be used to/get used to constructions!!
TO USE pronunciation /juːz/
-to utilise or employ something for an activity or purpose.
For example, we use tools like hammers and saws to build a house. We use sunscreen to protect our skin on a sunny day.
USED TO / BE USED TO / GET USED TO
pronunciation of used to /ˈjuːst tuː/
These constructions are very different fron the verb to use. The following 3 video tutorials will help you understand these constructions!
This video from Vicki Hollet’s Simple English Videos explains the differences in meaning with TO USED TO and BE USED TO :
PapaEnglish‘s explanation of the difference between USED TO and GET USED TO:
Jack from ToFluency compares BE and GET USED TO :
In this clip. Rachel from Rachel’s English will show you how to pronounce USED TO like a native with lots of examples in sentences:
Here is a table to summarize the uses of these verb forms: