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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #27319: Look forward to/be used to
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: -ing | Past habits [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Adjectives-ing and ed - FOR and its use - Used to - Gerund - TO + verb base or TO + V + ing - Used to do - Past Simple or Past Continuous - Gerunds
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    Look forward to/be used to

    TO   +   -ING

    A few verbs followed by another verb ending in -ING.

    1) A quick example:
      to look forward to    (anticipate something with interest) 

    I'm looking forward to seeing you again.

    2) Other forms:

    to take to    (to start doing something regularly)

    John has taken to getting up at 6 and going jogging.

    to get round to   (to finally manage to do something)

    I must get round to cleaning my car on Saturday.

    to get down to     (to start to do something that is difficult or need a lot of time or energy)

    It's time we got down to repainting the house.

    to object to     (to oppose or disapprove)

    object to working overtime without being paid.

    3) A last one:

    - to be used to to get used to    (to be accustomed to doing something)

    I'm used to doing the dishes every day.

    I'll never get used to doing the cooking twice a day.


    (!) Warning! It is not:

    used to + infinitive

    (broken habbit in the past)

    When I was young I used to play the piano.          (I don't play the piano now.)

    Katy used to be a friend of mine.               (She's not my friend now.)        

    Complete the sentences.

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    1. 'You look tired!' / 'Of course! I'm not used to hard.'

    2. 'You look tired!' / 'Of course! I'm not used to hard .'

    3. I've always found it difficult to get down to history exams.

    4. 'Did you use to skiing when you were young?' / 'No, I never did'

    5. What do you object to her ?

    6. My children have gone to Nouméa. We are looking forward to them there.

    7. Nelly didn't really take to English, but she can speak Spanish fluently.

    8. 'Didn't your father use to vegetables when you lived in Texas? ' / 'Yes, he grew lots of leeks and carrots.'

    9. 'Could your brother get used to on the other side of the road?' / 'Yes, he could, but it took him a long time.'

    10. I object to unpaid overtime .

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