accustom oneself to something

sb70012

Senior Member
Azerbaijani/Persian
Hello teachers,

This is written in my grammar book:

Nowadays, we normally use be/get accustomed to something. The alternative, accustom oneself to something, is disappearing.

Source: ABC of Common Grammatical Errors by Nigel D Turton.

Is the book write right? Isn't the term accustom oneself to something these days?
I searched it in the forum but the result was not useful.

Many thanks in advance.
 
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  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    This is written in my grammar book: "Nowadays, we normally use be/get accustomed to something. The alternative, accustom oneself to something, is disappearing." Source: ABC of Common Grammatical Errors by Nigel D Turton.

    Is the book write right? Isn't the term accustom oneself to something used these days?
    I think Mr. Turton has gone a little too far; I don't think that the phrase is "disappearing" at all. I would agree that it's less commonly used. I'm less likely to say "I've accustomed myself to weather extremes in recent years" than to say "I've become accustomed to . . . " or "I've grown accustomed to . . . ".
     
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