get used to

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
"Not used to driving on the left, I rarely used the car my friend had lent me."
Is this sentence correct? Do I need "being" or "getting" before "used"?
"Not being/getting used to driving on the left, I rarely used the car my friend had lent me."
Thanks a lot.
 
  • Deloris

    Banned
    English USA
    You’re right, Mimi2. "Not (being) used to driving on the left, I rarely . . .” is exactly what the sentence is saying. However, like other ‘states of being,’ the participle “being” can go unsaid but understood in this sentence.

    The participle “getting,” in contrast, wouldn’t fit well in this context.
     
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