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it takes getting used to

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One needs to become accustomed to something. For example, We've always had a small car, so driving a big van like this—well, it takes getting used to. This idiom employs used to in the sense of “accustomed to,” a usage dating from the first half of the 1500s.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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