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I've read this one and I still haven't got the difference. Could anyone explain the difference on these two examples:

  1. There are some things in this life that you'll never be used to / get used to.
  2. I don't think I'll ever be used to / get used to driving on the left. It’s so strange!

Are they both grammatically correct but with different meaning ? My thought is they are with the next difference:

  1. "will never be used to" states that I will not be accustomed to something and DOESN'T mention if I would ever take an attempt to. --> less informative
  2. "will never get used to" states that I will not be accustomed to something and implies that I would at least try to get accustomed to that something. --> more informative

Although my grammar test I've passed states that only options with "get" are grammatically correct.

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  • Both are grammatically correct. If you are used to something, it feels normal and familiar to you. If it was unfamiliar at some time in the past, you have had to get (become) used to it. Both your example sentences are about becoming used to something, so get used to is the most likely choice. – Kate Bunting May 17 '20 at 14:02
  • @KateBunting Okay, Thank you! But I don't see any signs of 'becoming', that's my problem. Another example: "I graduated from architectural college. I will never be a doctor." OR "I graduated from architectural college. I will never become a doctor." First sentence defines second. In the first we made one dry fact about graduating from college. We aren't talking about whether I have a desire/dream/plan/intention to become a doctor or not. We don't know. Only thing we know I will not be a doctor at all, so why I'm supposed to use 'become/get' ?) – Yevhenii Nadtochii May 17 '20 at 18:23
  • I wouldn't use become a doctor unless I was talking about someone who is trying unsuccessfully to study medicine. But you get used to a new way of life (gradually accustom yourself to it), and you get better from an illness. Your problem seems to be with the negative use - I think you just have to accept that, in English, we say will never get used to and not will never be used to. – Kate Bunting May 18 '20 at 8:00

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