used to (ellipsis)

used to (ellipsis)

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Point 143 in MODALITY is defined as:

‘used to’ without a following verb where the previous main verb is understood.

Interestingly, this grammar feature is often located with comparative clauses.

A search for on NOW corpus for * * * * used to .|,
*from these cluster searches we can put to the right the different sense of BE|GET used to.  Which in the EVP are:

1 A BIT OF GETTING USED TO . 242
2 A BIT OF GETTING USED TO , 230


3 AS MUCH AS THEY USED TO. 219

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Paul Zeise: Notre Dame in the ACC is mutually beneficial
They don’t win as much as they used to, but the football program is still an elite brand. People still want to watch and root against Notre Dame, …

4 AS MUCH AS I USED TO . 169
5 AS MUCH AS THEY USED TO , 160

6 WILL TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO . 141

7 AS MUCH AS I USED TO , 111

8 WILL TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO , 102
9 SOME TIME TO GET USED TO . 101

10 AS MUCH AS IT USED TO . 98

11 IT TAKES SOME GETTING USED TO , 95
12 A WHILE TO GET USED TO . 93
13 IT TAKES SOME GETTING USED TO . 78
14 A WHILE TO GET USED TO , 77

15 AS MUCH AS HE USED TO . 76

16 TO HAVE TO GET USED TO . 76
17 TO TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO . 76
18 THAN WHAT WE ‘RE USED TO . 72
19 SOME TIME TO GET USED TO , 70
20 A LOT OF GETTING USED TO . 68
21 TO WHAT I ‘M USED TO . 67

22 AS MUCH AS WE USED TO . 62

23 CAN TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO . 61
24 THAN WHAT WE ‘RE USED TO , 61
25 TAKE A LITTLE GETTING USED TO , 60
26 TAKE A LITTLE GETTING USED TO . 58

27 AS MUCH AS HE USED TO , 57

28 TO WHAT WE ‘RE USED TO . 57
29 WILL HAVE TO GET USED TO . 57

30 AS OFTEN AS THEY USED TO . 56

31 TAKES A LITTLE GETTING USED TO , 56
32 TAKES A LITTLE GETTING USED TO . 55

33 AS MUCH AS WE USED TO , 52

34 FROM WHAT WE ARE USED TO . 52
35 FROM WHAT WE ‘RE USED TO . 51

36 AS WELL AS THEY USED TO . 49
37 AS MUCH AS IT USED TO , 46

38 FROM WHAT I ‘M USED TO . 45
39 TO WHAT WE ARE USED TO . 45
40 THAT TAKES SOME GETTING USED TO . 44
41 YOU HAVE TO GET USED TO . 44
42 MAY TAKE SOME GETTING USED TO . 43

43 AS FAR AS IT USED TO . 42

44 IT TOOK SOME GETTING USED TO , 42
45 THAN WHAT I ‘M USED TO . 42
46 BEYOND WHAT YOU ‘RE USED TO . 40
47 IT TOOK SOME GETTING USED TO . 40
48 FROM WHAT I WAS USED TO . 39
49 HAS TAKEN SOME GETTING USED TO . 38

50 MAKE THEM LIKE THEY USED TO . 38

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