I <used to> get up at eight o'clock, but today I got up at eight-thirty.

Mnemon

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Persian - پارسی - 𐎱𐎾𐎿𐎡
I usually/normally get up at eight o'clock, but today I got up at eight-thirty.
[Not I used to / I'm used to get up at eight o'clock!]
English Vocabulary in Use book

Despite the fact that the construction <I'm used to get up> is wrong, I don't have any problem to say the following:
1. I usually/normally get up at eight o'clock, but today I got up at eight-thirty.
2. I used to get up at eight o'clock, but today I got up at eight-thirty.
3. I am used to getting up at eight o'clock, but today I got up at eight-thirty.
But the question is do you?
Please share your opinion with me.
 
  • grassy

    Senior Member
    Polish
    I think only sentence 2 is relevant to that piece of advice by English Vocabulary In Use.

    Sentence 2 is strange in my opinion: used to implies that you regularly did something and you no longer do it, so it's strange to use a contrasting word and then mention that today you woke up at a different time. Of course you woke up at a different hour since you no longer wake up at 8.00!
     
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