i. I'm not used to the noise yet.

ii. They used to work in a circus.

iii. Didn't there use to be a shop there?

iv. I never used to smoke.

v. It didn't use to be so dirty.


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    $\begingroup$ I think it's a bit too broad. question_asker's answer could be valid but also a simple "iii, because that one is a question and the others not" could be valid. $\endgroup$ – Ivo Beckers Feb 1 '16 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not a puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Feb 1 '16 at 13:46
  • $\begingroup$ I think it's more a linguistic question than a logical one. $\endgroup$ – friedemann_bach Feb 1 '16 at 14:41

Maybe not the intended answer, but:

ii. They used to work in a circus. is the only one that does not use a negative.

  • $\begingroup$ saw the same, was unsure whether that could be it $\endgroup$ – nine9 Feb 1 '16 at 13:22
  • $\begingroup$ Now that you pointed it out, it seems logical. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – AlexandraD Feb 1 '16 at 13:41

I think it is

1. I'm not used to the noise yet.


in this phrase, "use" does not refer to something in the past (used to be), but to adaption (be used to).

  • $\begingroup$ This is probably the intended answer $\endgroup$ – question_asker Feb 1 '16 at 14:43

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