LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||09/JAN/2008 3:57 PM|
|Assunto:||be used to|
Does "I`m used to having fun with my friends on Sundays" sound good? It´s
grammatically right, but would anybody in their right mind ever say it?
No. You would expect to hear "I have fun with my friends on Sundays." Actually, it's more likely to hear something more specific. By that I mean the speaker would say that he chills with his friends, goes out with his friends, hangs with his friends, goes partying with his friends, plays soccer with his friends, flies his radio controlled plane with his friends, etc.
Be careful with "I am used to..." because the structure sounds somewhat defiant, arrogant, etc.
Mary - "You will stay home every Sunday and wash the dishes, clean the garage, cook all the meals, iron my clothing, work in the garden, and babysit the neighbors' five kids."
Jack - "I`m used to having fun with my friends on Sundays. Nothing you do or say is going to change that."
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