# Particle 'To'?

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An inmate says: I cannot get used to the life in prison.

Have I to put the particle "to" after the word "used" in all the following possible answers maybe given by policemen? Please, help.

Well, get used.

Well, you had better get used.

Well, you had best get used.

I had sooner you get used before I has to give you a hit.

Look, your cellmate, no sooner had he got used than he sleeps like a little angel.

Sentences 1-3 are not complete sentences because they lack a subject. In those cases, you need to put the "to" after the word "used" and you also need a subject, which in this case is "it." For example: "Well, get used to it," "Well, you had better get used to it," and "Well, you had best get used to it."

Sentences 4 and 5 are confusing the way they're written. I think that in sentence 4 you want to say "You had better get used to it before I have to hit you." Although "give you a hit" makes sense, it sounds awkward. For number 5, I think you want to say "Look, now that your cellmate has gotten used it, he sleeps like a little angel."

Anonymous wrote: For number 5, I think you want to say "Look, now that your cellmate has gotten used it, he sleeps like a little angel."

Maybe you want to write: "Look, now that your cellmate has gotten used to it, he sleeps like a little angel."

Am I okay?

Can I say?:

Look, no sooner had your cellmate got used to it, than he sleeps like a little angel.

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What about now? Are all OK?

A: I cannot get used to the life in prison.

B1: Oh, yes? Well, get used to it.

B2: Oh, yes? Well, you had better get used to it.

B3: Oh, yes? Well, you had best get used to it.

B4: Oh, yes? I had sooner you get used to it than I have to hit you.

B5: Look, no sooner had your cellmate got used to it than he sleeps like a little angel.